Allegany Nature Pilgrimage 2008

June 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm (Uncategorized)

Springtime Darner

Springtime Darner Closeup

 

This year marked our third pilgrimage and my first as a leader.  The weather was great most of the time, even if everything in nature seemed a week behind.  Last yeas was definitely better in terms of odes, but I still managed to see some great things.  The first walk I did was on Saturday at 2:30.  The sun was shining, but I hadn’t seen many dragonflies.  As I stopped at the shore to drop off my nets, I found a Springtime Darner emerging.  What a great way to start off the talk!  I also had a few celebrity bloggers in attendance: Jennifer from A Passion for Nature and Toni from A Spattering.  There was a lot of great questions from all age levels.

Springtime Darner Emerging

Springtime Darner Emerging

The second walk was at 10:30 am Sunday, and once again I had an emerging dragonfly.  This time it was three Common Baskettails.  I also had about double the number of participants, and three times as many questions!  I also had another blogger in the audience, Mary from Mary McAndrew’s Nature Sketching and Painting.  I took this last picture about two hours before my walk, but it was too cool not to include in this post!

Common Baskettail Emerging

  Common Baskettail Emerging

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10 Comments

  1. toni said,

    that is just too cool!!!! Seeing it emerge. Thanks Jeremy I had a great time. Hope they have you back next year. did Mary know we were having a blogger meeting? I’ll have to pop over to her blog.

  2. mon@rch said,

    So glad you had these guys coming out during your walk! I wish I could have joined you but no way could I have captured such beautiful photos as you did!

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  5. Dakota said,

    WOW I love your photos so much!

  6. Sumedh said,

    WOAH! A BEAUTY!

  7. erika said,

    I love your dragonfly photos! I’m curious…what equipment are you using for these macros?

  8. karen said,

    Just incredible!!! Hope you post again soon.

  9. Michael Tim said,

    I love your site! :)

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