Allegany Nature Pilgramage

June 4, 2007 at 8:39 pm (Uncategorized)

The nature pilgrimage was great this year, but the best part of my weekend was not spent in a organized workshop, but at Red House Lake and a few Beaverponds. Here are my lists for the weekend.

6-1-2007 Red House Lake (picnic area by admin building)

  • Aurora Damsel
  • Eastern Forktail
  • Common Sanddragon*
  • Common Baskettail*
  • Dusky Clubtail*
  • Common Green Darner

6-2 France Brook Rd beaverpond

  • Beaverpond Baskettail
  • Beaverpond Clubtail
  • Dot-tailed Whiteface
  • Common Whitetail
  • Eastern Forktail

6-2 ASP 2 Beaverpond

  • Fragile Forktail
  • Eastern Forktail
  • Aurora Damsel
  • Beaverpond Baskettail*
  • Common Whitetail
  • Dot-tailed Whiteface
  • Common Green darner
  • Beaverpond Clubtail *
  • Unicorn Clubtail *
  • Common Baskettail *
  • Chalk-fronted Corpral *

6-2 Bova Ski Beaverpond (Drained within the last year)

  • Beaverpond Baskettail
  • Unicorn Clubtail
  • Eastern Forktail
  • Common Whitetail

* Denotes a specimen was taken

Bold denotes a species of “Greatest Conservation Need” for NY

The Common Sanddragon is currently only known from two rivers in the Adirondacks. I found it during the Nature Pilgrimage at Red House Lake. This was one of three lifers I got over the weekend! My other two lifers were the Beaverpond Baskettail and Clubtail. I also observed some other interesting ode behavior I will write about soon.

Common Sanddragon

Red Eft



  1. NatureWoman said,

    You must have been really excited to find the Common Sanddragon. Your close up photo of it is great – I love their eyes. Glad to see you had a good weekend Jeremy!

  2. mon@rch said,

    Such an amazing list of dragonflies that you found! You really need to spend some more time out here and teach me about draongflies! I bet we could find a ton more new Dflies for you!

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