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08.05.2021 Dragonfly Conundrum

This could be one of two dragonfly species. They are indistinguishable in a photograph or even in hand, which I do not do. I have decided that it is a Cherry-faced Meadowhawk-Sympetrum internum but cannot be positive. The other possibility … Continue reading

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07.01.2021 Yipes, that was fast!

I am always amazed at the acceleration, so it seems anyway, of time.  June passed so quickly. We just ended our second heat wave of 2021 (not nearly as awful and deadly as that which the Northwest recently experienced) and … Continue reading

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06.07.2021 An eventful Sunday morning at Moosehorn Pond

I went on another bullfrog safari yesterday.  It was a little successful but they are still a bit behind schedule due to the cool mornings we’ve been having.  I’ll share one or two on FF. Once I accepted the dearth … Continue reading

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08.09.2020 Ruby Meadowhawk Obelisking

I walked the rail trail by Poor Farm Swamp yesterday hoping for dragonflies but it was early, cool, and cloudy…not the best weather to find them. Before dinner last night I went out in the front yard with the flash … Continue reading

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08.02.2020-2 Not just another empty suit

Dragonfly exuvia less the former occupant. I got as low as I could but the angle didn’t allow the depth of field I would have liked even at f/22.  Shot with the 100-400 x 2 so that might have something … Continue reading

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07.28.2020 A Couple of Odes

Not much of a sunrise but Sunday was another good day at the pond on Moosehorn Road. More frogs, waterlilies and a few dragonflies and damselflies. I posted an Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum a few days ago, but had a chance … Continue reading

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07.21.2020 Moosehorn Pond Dragonfly

I haven’t seen many dragonflies this year but admittedly I haven’t looked very hard either.  Shame on me. Even this past Sunday morning, after the pink water-lily, I was looking for bullfrogs,which I found, and saw the motion of this … Continue reading

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06.27.2020 The eyes have it…and then some

Can you imagine being this guy’s optometrist? Northern Pygmy Clubtail-Lanthus parvulus  

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06.26.2020 Flashback Friday-12-spotted Skimmer

Another find at the Lawrence Swamp wet meadow from the archives. Capturing insects in the early morning often allows a close approach that isn’t possible later in the day when they are warmed up and more energetic.  A cool morning … Continue reading

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07.15.2019 Along Branch Bridge Road

This is a popular locale for fishing and insect watching.  Lots of dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, and various other insects. It’s also the spot where I made the Tall Meadow Rue image last week. This first image was a pleasant surprise … Continue reading

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