May 2, 2022

Monday Nature Mystery

We are pleased to announce the winner of our last Monday Nature Mystery, Diane AmesPlease email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected]

Congratulations to Diane for correctly identifying the Common Baskettail dragonfly (Epitheca cynosura). According to Dragonflies of Northern Virginia, this species can be found in the Spring near sunny streams or high above clearings. This is a small dragonfly, about 1.6” or 38-43mm. Both male and female have the tan markings on their thorax and abdomen. 

Last Week's mystery: Common Baskettail dragonfly (Epitheca cynosura). Photo: Judy Gallagher
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.

Here is this week's mystery:

Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA under the Monday Mystery not reply to this email with your guess! We only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email.

Please remember to write the common name, being mindful of hyphens, uppercase and lowercase letters and always include the Latin name in parentheses. To learn more about bird names click here.
Photo: Leslie Scopes

This bird species is an early migrator who breeds in our region. Do you know who it is?

Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA under this week's Monday Nature Mystery. Remember, we only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email!

Good luck!

-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Please note that we only accept entries on our Facebook page where they are date and time-stamped. Remember that if you need to correct your entry, you should make a new posting rather than correcting the old one so that we get a correct time stamp for your correction. Winners are limited to one prize every 90 days.

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