The first two photos are just a couple more close-ups of an Eastern Pondhawk. The third photo at first glance I thought was maybe a young adult female Blue Dasher...but on close inspection...I 'm thinking this may be an Elfin Skimmer...due to the horizontal stripes. The Elfin Skimmer is endangered. Of course, I don't have an extremely sharp photo, the more I look at this ...the more confused I am. I make this observation as a very new amatuer and am anxious to hear from an expert on this I.D.....Tom...where are you? The last dragon shown is a mystery to me...this photo was taken within the last week. When this one was spotted, it appeared more brownish in person. I have my guess on this one, too, but hestitate to make one more guess!
***POST EDIT...after Toms' kind input..I retitled this post...the third photo down is NOT an Elfin Skimmer...it is a young adult female dasher.***
I, like many of you I am sure, love the beauty that nature has to offer. I am originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area..."transplanted" here to a small country town just southeast of Canton, Ohio. I thought it may be nice to share some of what I experience here everyday at what my husband and I call..Wishnik Woods. To sit on our dock and watch all the dragonflies play tag and do their acrobats for hours couldn't make me happier(but who has the time for that?). I enjoy gardening and in my photos you'll see many up close and personal shots. I thank God everyday for my husband, family and our dream come true. Our little piece of paradise is not a showplace by any means, just a simple cabin nestled back in the woods, the place we call home. In a nutshell, a little of this and a little of that is what you'll find here in Wishnik Woods!