MEADOWHAWKS: The Red Dragonflies of Autumn

This website is intended as a guide to the dragonflies belonging to the genus Sympetrum. These small dragonflies are a common site at grasslands and wetlands world wide. The appearance of the bright red adults signals the turning of the seasons from summer to autumn almosts as accurately as the first  colored leaves. This website is also the companion site for the  book Meadowhawks: A Natural History of the Red Dragonflies (work in progress).

 

Photo: Sympetrum costiferum, Minnesota