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The Dragons Are Hunting

The shed exuvia of an Odonata. Dragon- and damselflies spend their larval stage underwater. These voraciously predatory nymphs climb up on reeds and other vertical structures, anchor themselves, and begin to break out and unfurl their wings, harden off, and then take to the air, leaving these ghostly husks behind. 34 more words


Local Surprise #2

A visit to The Cape, the island off Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co is always a pleasure. We go there for the birding but, as an odeist I have eyes on the odes too. 509 more words


Local Surprise #1

On July-19th I was sitting on the front deck of our Clam Point, Cape Sable Island yard when I saw a dragonfly overhead and I had little idea what it was. 362 more words


Viele kleine Blaupfeile

In diesem Jahr tut sich aus vielen Gründen leider nicht viel (… oder anders gesagt: so gut wie gar nichts) bei mir in Punkto Libellen-Fotografie. Bisher sah 2016 ja so aus: Entweder es ist vielleicht mal einen halben Tag lang schön, … 262 more words


Red-marked Pachodynerus Mason Wasp (Pachodynerus erynnis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Red-marked Pachodynerus Mason Wasp (Pachodynerus erynnis)

Use caterpillars as larval hosts including many pest species. a.k.a. Red and Black Mason Wasp… 43 more words


Wentworth Lake Road, Shelburne Co

On 7/16 and in temperatures of up to 35°C Sandra, and I took a 16km ride (32 in total) along unmarked Wentworth Lake Road, near Jordan Falls, Shelburne Co. 227 more words


Clyde River Road Odes

After a few days of unsuitable weather, the sun came out and I had a small window in my busy plumbing schedule, so I drove part of the Clyde River Road, Shelburne Co in search of odes. 343 more words