We snuck away for a fishing outing in early June and happened to catch the dragonfly emergence. We thought we were seeing some sort of seeds stuck to the rushes, but on closer inspection we realized they were the shells of the larvae with dragonflies drying before their first flights.
Dragonflies are my heroes! When they are on patrol and scooping mosquitoes out of the air my heart sings.
A major battalion takes flight
Snagged some tasty local protein too
The newest member of our pack joined us earlier this week. Sophie is delighted with her new playmate and also exhausted.
We found Scout at the Humane Society in Antigo. He is about 5 months old and diminutive – 18# soaking wet.
Gaining a new pack member never fails to cause us to hearken back to good times with the beloved pets that went before him. We remember ours here:
May 2006 – April 2013
February 1995 – November 2008