In my class this week, we spent a lot of time looking at recently restored and created wetlands. In areas where a lot of habitat has been lost, it is really amazing how quickly the native plants and wildlife find their way to new wetlands and meadows that are created for their use. Here are a few. Above - a Streak-Winged Red Skimmer. I had never seen one before.
Had a hard time identifying this guy who was hanging out on a wool sedge. My best guess is that it's some type of meadowhawk. More critters and plants later!