I had some female competition for my husband’s attention last weekend. A female Eastern Pondhawk landed on his chest and hung out for quite some time. I went off to fetch my camera, expecting her to be gone by the time I returned, but she was still there. Normally with their 360 vision, they spot… Continue reading Eastern Pondhawk
I am noticing some other species of dragonflies that I haven’t seen before. However, trying to figure out which of the 130 species we have in Canada it is, is proving quite a challenge. I think this one is a female Green Darner. Its friend was different and has some stripes. I think this one… Continue reading The Fleeting Dragonfly
As we get more familiar with our property and the animals that we see frequently, I find that I am noticing many smaller things that I didn’t focus on earlier. A minute observation that I discovered was little red water mites on a water strider. To begin with I thought the water strider had red… Continue reading Small Wonders
As I already mentioned earlier, I had not paid attention to damselflies and the fact that there are many different types. I have since been keeping my eyes open and found a number of different ones. This is a male Tule Bluet damselfly (Enallagma carunculatum). It was fascinating to watch one eating. They like to… Continue reading Dainty Damsels
I love the number of dragonflies and damselflies that we have at the cottage and I think it is cool that some lived even before dinosaurs first appeared. I knew how to tell dragonflies and damselflies apart, but it was only when I started photographing them that I become aware just how many species there… Continue reading Dragonflies And Damselflies
One big excitement we had a few weeks ago was getting a propane fridge. We had to rearrange the kitchen because of where the propane pipe is situated coming into the cottage. We had to move the microwave cabinet and microwave to make room for it and as we don’t use it very much we… Continue reading It’s Cool – It’s Very Cool!