Friday, while out marking trails for an upcoming field trip that's coming here, I spotted a dragonfly I'd never seen before. This was in late afternoon, so tricky to see and hard to photograph when it landed in a tree above my head and at a distance. My images aren't good, but I was able to see details through binoculars that don't show in the images. After consulting several books and BugGuide.net, I was pretty sure it was a Swamp Darner, and Saturday one of the more expert people on the TexOdes listserv confirmed it.
So, a new species for the place--and a lucky find.
Herewith one of the blurry images....this is a female; notice the long cerci--unusually, they'rediverging, instead of parallel.