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Large red damselfly

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Ornate Pennant Dragonfly (Celithemis ornata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Ornate Pennant Dragonfly (Celithemis ornata)

both adults and larvae are predatory on other insects

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/46891

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Insect

Ischnura hastata Damselfly (Citrine Forktail)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Ischnura hastata Damselfly (Citrine Forktail)

both adults and larvae are predatory on other insects

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/43072

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Insect

Getting nearer

It might not seem likely, what with another night of below -10°C (26-March) temperatures here inn Quebec, but the dragons are coming. In temperate parts of the continent there are fresh odes on the wing now, some species never actually stopped flying. 724 more words

Odonata

A weary dragonfly

A Cambodian dragonfly (Order: Odonata) having a rest on a twig in the unbearable heat.

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Photography

Our waterways - a chance to show your support

Regular readers of this blog will appreciate how often the Loddon River features in stories and photographs. The Loddon is just one of many important waterways in our region that provides habitat for fauna, recreation for people and a multitude of ecosystem services including water purification, natural regeneration and flood mitigation. 142 more words

Loddon River

The ecosystem shrinks

Ecosystems come in all sizes and configurations.

This small bush dam, near Muckleford Gorge, is in retreat – but still a haven for life. Blue Skimmer Dragonflies… 58 more words

Invertebrates