Video Blue Dasher (Eibs Pond, June)
Blue Dasher (Eibs Pond, June)
College of Staten Island field course with Dr. Albert Burchsted at Eibs Pond, one of the last freshwater wetlands in New York City. The Blue Dasher dragonfly is seen in most still waters, except bogs. The males hover and dart and only briefly perch on vegetation; females oviposit alone, sometimes over open water, and are rarely seen otherwise since they rest in trees away from the shoreline.