I had never seen Harlequin Darners, Gomphaeschna furcillata,
before this year but have now found and photographed them in several
locations, including my favorite local "outdoor photography studio,"
Roaches Pond Park in Spryfield (west of Halifax), over the past month. My
first encounter was arguably the best: I was able to photograph this
male in flight near South Uniacke on June 11.