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Still Flying

Sandra and I took a short walk along the Shelburne, NS Municiple Trail 9/21/16. It was hot and there was still a bit of ode activity. 200 more words


Variable Dancer Damselfly (Argia fumipennis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Variable Dancer Damselfly (Argia fumipennis)

As suggested by the name, very variable in coloring so much so that there is some debate about subspecies. 35 more words


Autumn Then

My odeing has been fairly limited recently, although I did spend time trying, and failing, to get shots of an emerald species in the yard recently. 148 more words


Winding Down

September already and the ode season is winding down somewhat. For me it is bird migration time, but also ode migration time and so the net stays in the car a bit longer in the hope of encountering a darner swarm. 196 more words


Random Fact: Dragonflies

Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. Modern dragonflies have wingspans of only two to five inches, but fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet. 99 more words


Ladies of the Day

This is a tale originally published by Loret T. Setters on April 3, 2015 at the defunct national blog beautifulwildlifegardencom.

Notwithstanding their common name, I’ll start by clarifying that they aren’t all ladies.  363 more words


Female Yellow Waxtail

Photographed here is a Yellow Waxtail. I love the eyes on them; a hue of aqua and green. 

They are commonly found in Sri Lanka and are restricted to South Asia.