by Carl Strang
Additional insect species continue to make their first appearances of the year at Mayslake Forest Preserve. Last week brought the first widow skimmer.
I remember learning to recognize these years ago, finally releasing my focus on wing pattern as I discovered the suspenders-like yellow body striping.
I still haven’t internalized the differences among spreadwing damselflies, and try to photograph every one I see.
One fun photographic challenge is to get pictures of dragonflies in flight.
Though insects continue to appear early, there are plenty still to emerge as the season is yet young.