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Archive for May 30th, 2015

HFBF HAPPENINGS – PART 4 – DAMSELFLIES AND DRAGON FLIES – NO BIRDS

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It was a hot and humid afternoon at the DU Pond Friday…perfect weather for Dragon hunting. John Reaume showed us how to capture and identify some of the 171 or so species that have been recorded in Ontario. There are 77 confirmed species in Grey County and 87 confirmed species in Bruce County. At the end of the day I, personally, still couldn’t tell the difference between Dragons and Damsels – or – ever remember how to tell them apart.

But I got some great shots – so, you see, the HFBF is not just about birds. These amazing predators have wings too.

John Reaume explains netting technique…its didn't take us long to start capturing these speedy creatures.

John Reaume explains netting technique…its didn’t take us long to start capturing these speedy creatures.

Getting up close and personal…john8 john7 They do bite…but you won’t feel it unless you’re another insect.john6 john5 john4 This, I believe, is a “Northern Bluet” Damselfly,…but I could be wrong.danseljohn3 John2

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