Category Archive for 'Odonates'

from water to air

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Last Saturday, we hiked a favourite trail that leads over an old beaver dam between two ponds sheltered by high granite ridges. It’s one of our favourite places to go to see many species of dragon and damselflies from spring through autumn. Long before reaching the pond, we were met by dozens of dragonflies — […]

wherefore art thou romeo?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Above is the photo I meant to take yesterday. A pair of mating Swamp Milkweed Beetles (Labidomera clivicollis). However, things didn’t work out quite as planned, so I’ve resorted to posting a shot taken last summer. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to take similar photos over the next few weeks – but this one will […]

a beautiful mosaic

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Over the past couple of days, I’ve shot a lot of interesting photos that I’m hoping to post later this week. I’m just starting to sort through everything, do some edits, and upload my favourites, but wanted to post one of the nicest finds of the weekend. I’m quite certain this is a Springtime Darner […]

windblown world – part two

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Yesterday, I wrote about how dragonflies battled high winds by sheltering inside of the many small Beech saplings that grow along the trail on the north side of Murphys Point on Big Rideau Lake. In part two of this account, we’ve moved away from the lake and are now in a forest opening — a […]

windblown world

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

On Monday, we hiked one of our favourite trails (The Point Trail at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park) to look for invertebrate activity. Today’s post is the first of two parts with the rest to follow tomorrow. The afternoon was cool with a few showers just before we set out on the trail. Winds were brisk […]

what a day!

Monday, May 8th, 2006

(** just click on any of these photos to see a larger version). Yesterday was “one of those days.” What I mean is, for a hiker-naturalist, it was one of those days when I’m continuously heard to be saying, “Wow! Look at THIS!” And, yes, it’s true, I do get pretty excited by much of […]