1. rq says

    We went swimming yesterday evening for the first time this year at the local… uuhhh… karjers -- man-made lake-pond? water-hole? meh? Anyway, so many pairs of these flitting about on the water, but I was too chicken to try and take any photos (for fear of my phone). I did get some nice shots of larval houses (probably some less fancy version of this caddisfly work), though, with larvae still inside. But those I could pick out of the water and take pictures on dry land.
    Incidentally, most of the pairs of dragonflies mating were two-coloured: one blue, like these ones, and the other a brown. I don’t know if it was a trick of the light, or if it really is a sexually dimorphic species down there, but it was pretty cool to see.

  2. says

    Cool! Sounds like a nice time. I’d like to get back to Nygren Dam soon, but the weather has taken a definite cool and stormy turn, so I suppose it will have to wait a bit.

  3. blf says

    The long, thin, swamp dragon known as the Pink Flying Walrus has mostly been studied by väk der Yeokung, Emeritus Professor of Abstract Insects and Wandering Flowers, well-known for her colourbindless and fondness for magic mushrooms. Thus, the Pink Flying Walrus is really a bright blue, resembles a walrus to about the same degree it is pink, and is now known not to warble in the presence of strawberries. There is some dispute, however, about the accuracy of Professor väk der Yeokung’s other remarkable report, that the Pink Flying Walrus only nests on the Hub-facing side of Entwives. All of the Entwives found to-date (none) lack any swap dragon nests.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Until I saw the spiderweb, my thought was “What are they doing? Is it sex or violence?”

  5. says

    Ice Swimmer:

    Definitely sex. They had flown through a spider web or two, but were just fine, I made sure of that before I left them and wandered off to stalk dragonflies.

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