A Polyphemus and a Cecropia moth came to my lights last night. Both are relatively common yet I seldom see them. Their bold colors and 5 inch wingspans make them appear huge beside their smaller relatives.
A Common Loon posed while I took a picture. Both the head and neck band of this species - which show iridescent blue green tints - are black!
And a hatch of dragonflies was underway. One freshly emerged specimen waited beside its nymphal husk as its wings were expanded and dried while another struggled to free itself. The bright colors we expect on dragonflies will become apparent after a few hours exposure to the elements.
|Dragonflies and nymphal husks|