After my marsh foray was complete, I retreated to the lake and traded my waders for my kayak. The lake backwaters nearing the creek inlet were alive with Odonata. Black-shouldered Spinylegs, Prince Baskettails, and Common Green Darners dominated the waterscape, along with a large number of Widow and Twelve-spotted Skimmers. Damselflies were also abundant, highlighted by Variable Dancers and Stream Bluets. As I neared the creek, Ebony Jewelwings took over the area. Common Sanddragons were abundant on the sand flats at the Creek mouth, and I was very surprised to find a couple of very late Lilypad Clubtails on the vegetation right across from the creek mouth. The variety of species for August was incredible!
It took me all of a minute of walking up the shallow sand-bottomed creek to flush a female Fawn Darner. She was kind enough to land in a tree near the bank and I was able to get a couple of average documentation photos. A minute farther upstream a Zebra Clubtail landed right in front of me. Mission two was accomplished in two minutes. Better to be lucky than good sometimes.