I just spent five days at my brother’s cottage on Big Gull Lake, north of Kaladar. Thousands of Chalk-fronted Skimmer dragonflies (Ladona julia) were everywhere along the cottage road, on the dock and most everywhere else there was open space and a flat surface. Dozens would fly as a car passed by but then immediately return to perch horizontally on the ground. They fly up from the ground to snatch prey such as deer flies. Many other dragonflies were present as well, including small numbers of Eastern Pondhawk, Lancet Clubtail, Twelve-spotted Skipper and immature Slaty Skimmers.