The Bug Geek

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Dragonflies!

Since I’m on a roll with the aquatics…

Doing Science at Hill Creek, west of Yellowknife, NWT

We did more sampling in a number of creeks and streams today.  The weather was glorious and the dragonflies were out in serious numbers!  I’ve learned that the locals do not appreciate their mosquito-killers being captured, even if it is done In The Name Of Science.  Hopefully no one from Yellowknife will see these pics…

Large Dragonfly

Large dragonfly

Small dragonfly

Small dragonfly
Put me down!!! Yellowknifers will not stand for this!!!

I am sunburned and pooped but it was positively awesome to spend the day poking around the water…

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4 responses to “Dragonflies!

  1. dragonflywoman June 13, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Lucky! I would have rather have had your day than mine for sure! Looks like you’re in an amazing place with fabulous bugs. Seems strange that the dragonfly in the last image isn’t showing off his mouthparts though! Most of the ones I hold like that try their best to bite my fingers. Yours seems a little more laid back. 🙂

    • TGIQ June 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM

      Oh no, he was trying to have at me earlier…I think he just resigned himself to his fate by the time I got organized to snap the pic 🙂

  2. Elaine June 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    these are really awesome pictures, loved the video too- very laid back- hope you have a safe trip on to Kug, but sooo glad you loved where you were and what you were doing- hugs and love

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