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Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or...

Spotted Spreadwing Lestes congener
2014-01-20 14:52:54

The spotted spreadwing (Lestes congener) is a species of damselfly that can be found in in North America, in a range that includes Canada and the United States. It prefers to reside near temporary and permanent ponds or flooded riverbanks, as well as slow moving swamps and marshes. This species can be seen between the months of July and September. The spotted spreadwing differs in size...

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
2013-10-03 09:18:30

The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) is a shorebird of small size. It measures 18 to 20 centimeters long. In addition with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper, they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle with breeders of the other species and hybridize. Their breeding habitat is close by fresh water across most of Canada and the...

Black Shouldered Spinyleg Dromogomphus spinosus
2013-07-30 15:00:12

The black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four provinces in Canada, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, and thirty-four states in America, including Alabama, Florida, New York, and Texas. It prefers to reside near muddy and rocky rivers. It can be seen between the months of May and September in many...

Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculate
2013-07-30 14:19:06

The ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculate) is a broad-winged damselfly that can be found in southeastern areas of Canada, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic States. It prefers to reside in wooded areas near rivers and streams, but it has been seen away from water sources. This species reaches an average length between 1.5 and 2.2 inches and it differs in color depending upon the sex and age....

Wandering Glider Pantala flavescens
2013-07-24 12:28:15

The wandering glider (Pantala flavescens), also known as the globe skimmer, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Easter Island and Europe, although it is rare here, but it typically occurs in tropical and subtropical areas as well as cooler areas like Northern Canada, depending upon the season. This species has been recorded flying at heights of 20,341 feet...

Saffron Winged Meadowhawk Sympetrum costiferum
2013-07-24 12:07:45

The saffron-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in most areas of Canada and in central and northern areas of the United States. It reaches an average length of 1.4 inches and is similar in appearance to the white-faced meadowhawk and ruby meadowhawk. Both males and females have yellowish-brown abdomens that turn red in color as they mature. The...

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa
2013-07-23 15:00:36

The widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in two states of Mexico, three provinces of Canada, and forty-four states in America.  Its range includes Sonora, Nova Scotia, California, Ohio, and Texas, among many other areas. It prefers a habitat within woodland and open habitats near slow moving lakes, streams, and ponds with abundant...

Cherry-Faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum internum
2013-07-23 11:37:01

The cherry-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes areas of Canada like Alberta and Ontario, among other areas, and many states in America like Oregon and New Mexico. It prefers to reside in temporary shallow lakes and ponds in marshy areas, but these pools typically dry up during the hot summer months. The...

Saffron-Winged Meadowhawk Sympetrum costiferum
2013-07-22 13:34:34

The saffron-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in most areas of Canada and in central and northern areas of the United States. It reaches an average length of 1.4 inches and is similar in appearance to the white-faced meadowhawk and ruby meadowhawk. Both males and females hold yellowish-brown abdomens that turn red in color as they mature. The...