During 2007 I tried to find and photograph all the
dragonflies & damselflies in California. More precisely, I
attempted to locate all regularly occurring species and hoped for a vagrant
or two. There were 106 species thought to breed within the State,
plus 7 rare vagrants (two of them found by others in 2007), for a
California total list at year's end of 113 odes. I was aiming at 106
species plus, if lucky, a vagrant.
The previous record was 104 species within a year, and only three folks had found 100
or more within any year prior to 2007.
I did not find all of the State's resident species
in 2007, but nonetheless I was fortunate to locate 106
species (including one vagrant) in
the wilds of California in 2007, and to photograph every species. This portal page provides links to
other pages for the story.