Beetle Buddies

My husband noticed this cozy group of beetles this morning on our walk. Upon further investigation they appear to be a species of metallic wood-boring beetle. They are rather beautiful. “Every blade of grass, every insect, ant, and golden bee, all so amazingly know their path, though they have not intelligence, they bear witness to…

Circle of life continues…

I happened upon this encounter recently and was mesmerized. I saw this creature land on the stalk, damselfly in tow. It wasn’t until I brought up the photos on my computer that I noticed him hanging on by a single limb. The drama continued until he fell from his perch. Perhaps his little bug leg…

Dragonfly: continued learning

Today I captured at least two new-to-me dragonfly species! Keeping an open mind and a watchful eye, I continue to improve my ability to spot new dragonfly friends. “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~ John Lubbock πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ Red Saddlebags: Look closely at the base of the wings and you will…

Wondering Glider

This dragonfly was captured in flight, hovering long enough for me to snap his photo. This species, from the genus Pantala, is considered the most widespread dragonfly on the planet, with good population on every continent except Antarctica (although rare in Europe). This information is gathered from Wikipedia on my iNaturalist app. This app is…

Plateau Dragonlet

Below is a new addition to my group of identified dragonflies. The variety of colors continue to amaze me. I have created a dragonfly page on my website. To see more photos, and read a few facts, click here, I’m the dragonfly rising on the wings of unlocked dreams on the verge of magical things.Β …