Yesterday I was able to participate in a bioblitz that was hosted by Whiterock Conservancy. Whiterock Conservancy is a fairly new, privately owned nature and outdoor recreation preserve in Iowa.
Because of time constraints, I was only able to participate in a small part of it. I went on one of the dragonfly sessions.
We found about a dozen species of Odonates in two hours. We also got distracted by birds, butterflies, and other creatures during our excursion.
It was a very enjoyable time.
Here is a twelve-spotted skimmer, Libellula pulchella (top), and a common whitetail, Libellula lydia.