Dragonflies in the Grass

Small dragonflies have been flying in the grass of our yard.  Not quite so many that I would call them a swarm,  but a dozen or two.  Their flight is not so rapid and overwhelming as some of the others I have seen–swarms of green darners earlier in the year, for example.

These seem to be mostly meadowhawks.

I think this is a male cherry-faced meadowhawk, Sympetrum internum, based on the red nose and the black legs.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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