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First Dragonfly

I saw an Anax junius for the first time this year on April 25th.  I am pretty sure this is the same one–I took the photo today. The common green darner migrates in a manner similar to the monarch.  This … Continue reading

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A Dragonfly Swarm

Last night we had a dragonfly swarm in our back yard.  Two or three dozen large dragonflies flew low over the grass in the only area that was lit by the sun. This was early evening on a mild night.  … Continue reading

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Some Things Can’t be Photographed

Well, maybe someone else can, but I have seen a few things where I am totally at a loss. Here is one: This is a dragonfly feeding swarm.  There were somewhere between one and two dozen dragonflies flying within a … Continue reading

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Dragonflies and Sky

This weekend I participated in the Bugguide Gathering event at Ames, Iowa.  I loved every minute of it.  We had a number of field trips to different areas.  The only issue I had was that I was not able to … Continue reading

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Another Sign of Spring

We have a small pond on our property.   I went down there today and looked at the wildlife.  We have a small group of ducks on the pond.  I spent some time looking into the water at insects, snails, crustaceans, … Continue reading

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