Meadowhawk dragonflies are found in a number of places in Chicago. You can read more about them at UW Milwaukie's Field Station website; they were actually a featured "bug of the week" there.  

Also, here's a video taken of one at the West Chicago Prairie Nature Preserve:

Meadowhawk Dragonfly at the West Chicago Prairie Nature Preserve from Bill on Vimeo.


(1) Andersonville (8/1/14)

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I found a meadowhawk dragonfly in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.