Monday, July 13, 2009

Tired, but simultaneously refreshed...

A great weekend in Door County, Wisconsin. Lots of kayaking, lots of new friends. It was great to meet dozens of novice paddlers. I love the energy of novices -- they're like sponges. The best way to be a great teacher is to have motivated, humble, and engaged learners. Then all you need is a pulse and you look like a rock star.

I did, of course, take a few shots of a few odonates. To quote Popeye, "I yam what I yam."

Libellula quadrimaculata

There were a few species zooming around, mostly male 12-Spotted Skimmers fighting over female 12-Spotted Skimmers, plus an abundance of bluets of different varieties (so confusing and hard to identify in the field...).

Enallagma cyathigerum

Best of all were the Four Spotted Skimmers (Libellula quadrimaculata). Lovely, in a subtle way, as their hindwings have a lovely brownish saddlebag (very small, not at all like a genuine saddlebag skimmer).

Tired. Going to bed.

Respectfully submitted,


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