Today it is another 90 degree day in North Carolina. Pollen is falling everywhere and everything is covered in green stuff. I took a walk up the driveway today and found 5 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails feeding like crazy on one branch of a special Eastern Redbud tree.
Here is a fresh dragonfly from the driveway a female Common Whitetail. Today was the first day to see Common Whitetails, maybe 4 of them along the driveway today.
You can see on both dragonfly photos here the pollen on the bodies.
Here is a male Stream Cruiser the scientific name is one I always remember Ditymops transversa. This was one of the first dragonflies I saw this year. These guys pose well for the camera unlike many of the other spring dragonflies.