Monday, July 31, 2017

Today's dragons

Go ahead, click on one. You know you want to. 

Eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis) 
Not too hard, It wasn't moving.

Harder. It was.
Rhionaeschna multicolor - Male Blue Eyed Darner

Sunday, July 30, 2017

We took a break and drove up through Eastern Washington and up into Canada last week. 
It was hot there too. 

I found these guys in a bit of an alpine meadow in the Canadian Rockies. Lots of thistles feeding the butterflies, and even some honeybees among other small pollinators. .
Best viewed full size with a click.

I believe these are:                  Painted Lady butterflies, Vanessa cardui

This was there too:
Maybe a small wasp? I'll edit this later when I know.

 I found this by Hat Rock on the Columbia on the way home. 

Here is a closer crop:

When we got home yesterday since I still had the 200mm macro on the camera I took a few of the swallows swallowing while Theresa watered the garden
. Here's one: