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Backyard Safari

Friday 22 June 2018.

It has been a funny old week. Last Saturday afternoon I ended up at the Emergency Room of our local hospital, suffering from severe painsĀ in my upper abdomen. 837 more words


In Search of a Rare Gem

Ever since I heard that a number of newly identified populations had been discovered in Missouri, I have been wanting to find the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly ( 523 more words

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Bluets & Forktails

Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum) male.Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) male.
Familiar Bluet female, one of three color forms for this species. When odonating, you will quickly see that it’s males who patrol the water. 54 more words


I Went to Hell and Back for This -- Twice

This is a story about expectations. In the beginning of the story you may think I’m quite thick-headed. But I think I redeemed myself in the end, so I’m willing to suffer some embarrassment in the interest of making a point. 1,477 more words



Perithemis tenera.


I found this, on the carbon bombing of the planet and the fatalism that induces in some, interesting.


Dancing Jewel

Sketch of a critically endangered damsel fly called the Kenya Dancing Jewel (Platycypha amboniensis). They are endemic to Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya and extremely rare. 11 more words


Here be dragons

This is Wales. We have dragons!
More specifically, this was Cosmeston Lakes Country Park on day 10 of #30DaysWild, where I managed to find three different species of dragonfly. 26 more words