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More Painted Skimmer dragonflies (males)

Several Painted Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula semifasciata) were spotted on 31 May 2014 near a vernal pool in a relatively remote location in the forest at  121 more words

Digital Photography

I watched my worries flutter away on the wings of a fairy

Dragonflies soar above my head and circle around me. The paper fairies on my wall become alive and start to dance. They carry away my worries and fears and diminish them into thin air. 58 more words

Creative Writing

Dragonflies Migrate Too - and Over Oceans

A good number of people know some birds migrate; a smaller number know that the Monarch butterfly does too. But did you know that some dragonflies migrate as well? 83 more words


Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Making A New Friend

Sometimes the best subjects literally appear in front of you. Such was the case when I was visiting Mill Pond Park in Rockport, Massachusetts, in July. 149 more words


Fauna Friday: The Swarm!

Summer and early fall evenings are great…unless you fall prey to THE SWARM! That is, if you are a small insect. The late afternoon and early evening hours are a perfect time for many insects to emerge in great numbers. 774 more words

Fauna Friday

Dragonflies in the cattails

Winter storm Juno is barreling toward the Northeast and we wait with anticipation.  At the moment, we’re poised to get 1 to 30 inches of snow, depending on which weatherman you listen to (obviously, we don’t take much stock in the weather forecast around here).   38 more words

Bits And Pieces

August 23, 2014

When you’re a gardener, it’s reassuring to know that you have friends.

Friends such as earthworms (the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout…). 72 more words