It was hot and muggy out in the field, so we went into the woods to cool off--and found marvels. The south creek woods looks especially beautiful when there's water in the east overflow channel--as there still is. Leaves are already falling--here, the small gold and brown leaves of cedar elm--and the ones on the trees are softening their summer greens to golden-greens and yellows. In floods, the water flows over the ground here two feet deep or more.
One of today's marvels was a Pale-faced Clubskimmer, a new dragonfly find for the place. Believe it or not, the eyes are a deep blue-green (or green-blue.)