Monday, August 06, 2018

More Wings

After finding all those butterflies in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park yesterday, I decided to head over to the Burd Run wetland at Brookside Ave. today, which is usually a treasure trove of butterflies. Well... There were lots of Cabbage Whites, but not much else as far as butterflies go. But there was a plethora of dragonflies there today. It was tough getting shots of them because they rarely sit still for long (except for the Ebony Jewelwing we start out with; they can usually be found perched next to water), but some were obliging enough for me to get some decent shots. Not the Eight-spotted Skimmer I followed around for close to 20 minutes; I just couldn't get that brat into focus! Oh well... Meanwhile, I did manage to get some decent shots of other critters. 

An Ebony Jewelwing damselfly hanging out by one of the wetland's many streamlets
A Cabbage White butterfly on Goldenrod
A Blue Dasher dragonfly balancing on the tip of a dead reed
A Common Baskettail dragonfly
© 2018 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved dragonflies. When I was really young -- four or five, maybe -- we used to call them "sewing needles" and thought they would come after you and sew your lips shut. Kinda like bats getting caught in one's hair, I suppose.