Date: 6/29/17 7:56 pm From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] Trip to Soapstone Lake, Clatsop Co.
I went up with Teresa and Michelle to Soapstone Lake off Hwy 53. The most interesting bird was a very noisy HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER. The big draw was a big day list of odonates.
Common Green Darner Paddle-tailed Darner Blue-eyed Darner California Darner American Emerald Dot-tailed Whiteface Western Pondhawk Eight-spotted Skimmer Common Whitetail Cardinal Meadowhawk Northern Bluet Pacific Forktail
I also found a GREATER NIGHT-STALKING TIGER BEETLE, which was a life beetle for me and one I'd been looking for for some time.
The lake was a full as I've seen it which made finding the SUNDEWS a challenge, but we found some by walking about half-way out on one of the logs and looking across at undisturbed adjacent logs/