I spent today poking around a few areas mostly in northern Middlesex county, mostly looking for bugs. Some highlights below:
Lancet Clubtail with Slender Spreadwing snack
Presumed Laphria sp Robber Fly, also with snack.
Common Buckeye (1 of 4!)
Brook Snaketail, the main highlight of the day, waiting for confirmation on some of the details but likely the northeasternmost for Mass. Also thought that spot should have a snaketail. Update: confirmed as first for the Merrimack watershed in MA.
Why it’s named
Also American Kestrel and a chickadee nest I could peer into, a very nice day.