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Summer is coming: Dragonflies and Damselflies 

It has been a busy spring and summer is fast approaching. The dragon and damselflies have been out in full force here in Florida. Our field site has been graced with numerous species. 47 more words


Punk Rocker Dragonfly (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)

Check out the “hairdo” on this massive common green darner nymph:

A coworker of mine found it during a pond program last week and I was thrilled to have a chance to bring it home to photograph.   35 more words


Harsh Encounter

Peter holds Anna’s hand as they walk in a field of unmown grasses. Hesitantly advancing, their gloved fingertips brush lightly over the swaying stems, while they both abandon themselves to thoughts of nature. 163 more words


Insect Whispering and Sour Plums - A Celebration of Native Species

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”    Jane Goodall

I’ve recently returned from an attempt at hiking to the summit of Mt Maroon in Mt Barney National Park, south- southwest of Brisbane, but haven’t had time to write up a report.

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Swamp Darner dragonfly (female)

Dragonflies are classified as either “fliers” or “perchers,” based upon their feeding habits. Swamp Darner dragonflies (Epiaeschna heros) are fliers; it is uncommon to see them perching. 109 more words

Digital Photography


Oh i slip-tickled falling
landing upon a dragonfly
mid-flight above a sunflower
–beating sun upon my shoulders
iridescent laughter caught
my throat and her wings… 54 more words