Ten Acre Pond, Scotia, PA
Home of Aeshna mutata, the Spatterdock Darner, and over 80 other species
From Harold B. White, III (1963) Seasonal Distribution and Abundance of Odonata at a Large Pond in Central Pennsylvania. Ent. Soc. Am. - N. Cent. Br. Proc. 58, 120-124.
Acre Pond is located in a region known as the Scotia
Barrens. While the pond may be a natural feature, because many
vernal ponds exist in the area, iron mining operations from the 1881 through the 1911
an associated railroad certainly modified it. The pond has no natural
or outlets; consequently, its water level rises and falls in response
weather cycles. Only once or twice has the pond dried
During periods of high water, local residents have stocked fish that
the mix and abundance of dragonfly and damselfly species present.