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Dragonflies, our N.C. Courage, and pride

Yesterday morning I went dragonfly hunting with my camera, and got these shots.  These apex predators of the insect world are both beautiful and unsettling — like little aliens.   162 more words

Love is...... a cowpat

What better place to go a courting than on a nice, sun-dried cowpat?  If you happen to be a dragonfly this might be exactly what you will find yourself thinking.  245 more words

Wildlife

An Orchid Hunt

Female Broad-bodied Chaser in the garden again.

The final day of our Whit half-term holiday. TBH and I were out for a turn, looking for various kinds of orchids: I’d heard the previous day that there were Fly Orchids flowering at Trowbarrow Quarry, and felt that there would probably be Bee Orchids too, TBH wanted to see the Lady’s-slipper Orchids at Gait Barrows. 111 more words

Walking

Sussex Rarities - Hairstreaks & Clubtails

This morning, having heard some exciting news on the website of the Sussex branch of Butterfly Conservation, I found myself in Ditchling Common Country Park, scanning bracken after bracken with my binoculars. 881 more words

The Natural World

DUSK AT THE PONDS IN MAY (Revised)

DUSK AT THE PONDS IN MAY

Here at the ponds, the peepers
rejoice in the mud on the banks
under May’s sky turning from purple to black. 90 more words

Tree-hugger

The following photo shows a Gray Petaltail dragonfly (Tachopteryx thoreyi) that was spotted near a wooded seep. This individual is a male, as indicated by his “indented” hind wings and terminal  63 more words

Digital Photography

Friday Haiku

Brief rest before flight
one diaphanous wing torn
this dragon can fly

Poetry