Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Green Darner

got an email last night from a guy that was at Hydro Street Brewery and saw a photo of the Strain Station in Columbus and wanted to purchase one.  I explained everything and said I could deliver.  He got back to me saying that would be great.  He lives in Washington State. 

hmmmmmm  I'll have to rethink that strategy.
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Just got an email this morning from Truax wondering if tonight would be a good time to take some photos.   Actually it's not a good night but . . . . . I don't want to put things off.  I never know how many chances I'll get.

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Sunday we were at Ale and Arts and a couple booths away there was a big commotion and a woman was pointing at her breasts.  Never one to shy away I did notice something going on there and when someone looked at me and said "TAKE A PICTURE". . . . . I was conflicted.

There was this HUGE dragon fly on the right boob!!  what do I do what do I do.   She tried to put it on her finger but it flew off.  BUT . . it liked some jewelry so much it landed and actually sat there for a good hour.   I'd say the wing span was a good 4 inches.

Green Darner

 

It's a female Green Darner, the official insect of Washington.  A Green Darner migrates in fall to Southern Mexico and Panama.  It's the worlds largest dragonfly. While birds will eat them they can fly up to 50mph which make them very hard to catch.   They are ferocious predators and eat all sorts of bug including Mosquitoes and even small fish.

They have 360 degree vision so don't even try to sneak up on one.  They have been around for 300 million years and in the good ol days had wing spans up to 2 feet. 
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have a nice Tuesday!
Rod