Thursday, August 25, 2011

Spying on bugs again

Set out to photograph some Teasel, but it was upstaged by a Ladybug, AKA Ladybird Beetle. I followed her up and down and around a branch for a while, then went home satisfied. Seems like lots of Dragonflies and Damselflies are swarming, mating, etc., getting ready to disappear for winter. Thirty year ago around this time of year I published an article titled "One Last Fling" about this phenomenon. The article featured Damselflies, Crane Flies, and Wood Wasps. The idea came to me while wandering in a swampy are adjacent to Golden Eagle Drive. Not much has changed. Same insects are swarming there today. Comforting.

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