Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just one little Aeshna eremita...


Just one.  A Lake Darner.  First one I've seen behind the shop this season.

I can stop whenever I want to.
 
 Canoelover

12 comments:

wsb said...

false.

wsb said...

and mk-
I think the time for action is now!
clearly.
I hope it's not too late...

Green Laker said...

Canoelover, I'm just waiting for the obligatory "I'll tell you when I've had enough odanates!!" comment from you.

Brad Werntz said...

Oh, wait: We were supposed to do that intervention after we were done paddling courtesy of 'Baga, today. Sorry - we forgot!

We brought fly-swatters and everything.

Next time...

Rosie said...

CL (or CW), be strong. Darners are worth every post. And for every taunt from the naysayers, there's sure to be a Canadian ecogeek following your discoveries with childlike wonder...

mk said...

AHHHHHH....a FLYSWOTTER! Nice one, Brad. Nice one.

WSB, I'm heading south soon. I'll bring the insecticide and the straight jacket.

canoelover said...

I've called the Betty Ford Center. They have no treatment, sorry.

And to show I have self control, I did NOT post about the Eastern Forktails I saw yesterday. So there.

Brad Werntz said...

Actually, I'm with Rosie. I love the posts about local flora, fauna, and odonates. As a transplant to the midwest, you've done an amazing job of learning the native species.

Being from the desert, I can still tell different types of cholla cactus at a glance, but my knowledge of the local plants is limited to descriptors - "I like the plant that looks like green sticks with blue flowers all over it that typically appears in late July."

And forget about the bugs. Keep posting so I can learn some more. We don't really have fly-swatters. Although I'm pretty sure that MK has a straight-jacket of her own...

Rosie said...

Nice, Brad! I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that I believe you're referring to common chicory, Chicorium intybus. Definitely stick-like and blue flowery.

I wouldn't mind seeing that Forktail, but I'd kind of like to stay friends with wsb and mk, so I won't encourage it.

Oh, and I think a cholla cactus, in person, would blow my mind.

wsb said...

Hmm, maybe I need to rethink my position here. I may just be in denial because next semester I will be taking a plant id class where we memorize gazillions of plants every week. So within months I will be turning into my father.

Also, I do enjoy the fact that he points out all the odonates we see out on a paddle or stroll, I just feel his invasion of the cyberworld accompanied by his little winged friends is a bit, well, out of control.

mk said...

NERDS! YOU ARE ALL BIG GIANT NERDS! Love it.

mk said...

And yeah, I've got a straight jacket. It has a Mtn Hardwear Logo on it too. Sample size.