Beetles in the Bush has the 47th edition of the Circus of the Spineless
Five years ago I set out to replace my fear with curiosity about what goes on in my own backyard. I am not the type of woman who likes to get her hands dirty and would always run screaming from the room that had a spider. I am a work in progress, but for the most part I am more amazed than afraid. Any yes Virginia, I get my hands dirty.
I really enjoy the sounds on insects and when we get into the fall, I go and explore to see what is still stirring around. I was surpised to find an autumn meadow hawk dragonfly who considered my hanging basket his personal territory.
I started looking around the yard to see if I could find any other late season dragonflies and sure enough..on my neighbor’s deck ….
I found a pair of them mating.
And for people like me who might not know all the details, I made a chart. When I originally blogged about this last fall, I got one comment from a new visitor to the effect that the photo was kind of racy. OK, I don’t think the adult industry has any X-rated videos with dragonflies, but who knows.