You can probably guess why this Dragonfly is called a Striped Meadowhawk, they have two pronounced white stripes on the thorax and hang out around wet meadows. This close-up was taken on July 30th on the Lagoon Loop Trail. Dragonflies continue to captivate my attention. Jeanette gave me a book for my birthday, Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West, and I added Dragonflies and Damselflies of Oregon, so I now have sources to consult on the puzzle of identification of the various species I am seeing and photographing here in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Here is a link to the current list of Dragonflies in the Critters section of Cascade Ramblings.