This time of year, I'm often asked "What's that little red dragonfly that is so common these days?"
"Probably a kind of Meadowhawk, I answer".
Indeed, some folks are surprised to learn there are actually several kinds.
Here are images of the six Meadowhawks with their English name (hover your cursor over image for name) that we have in our neck of the woods. Enjoy! I hope you will also spend a little time getting to know them at a pond, lake, or bog near you this month. You won't regret it!