Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pond Watch

The Green Heron and his mate were

feeding in the pond when we arrived today.
The mate flew off immediately.

Many damselflies.
I need to get a damselfly field guide.

The pond was a busy place today.
Many Common White Tails and Widow Skimmers.

We were pleased when the Eastern Pond Hawk
 perched for a minute.
We think we saw a Blue Dasher.

Many dragons patrolled the pond.
We watched a red dragonfly zip by
but were unable to get a photograph.

This week we saw a male Ebony Jewelwing.
I do hope he found the female we saw last week.
I am so very pleased the Jewelwings 
are near by.

It was 80 degrees when we began our
watch at noon.
When we left at 2pm it was 86 degrees.
As we walked out of the woods we spotted a 
Little Wood-Satyr.

Our little pond is supporting lots of wildlife.
I look forward to Pond Watch Tuesdays.


Giga said...

Kocham przyrodę, ale nie często jest się w miejscu gdzie można tyle zobaczyć. Dziękuję za to i pozdrawiam.
I love nature, but not often in a place where you can see so much. Thank you for that and greet.

Ms. said...

Just delightful to watch your walks. Thank you again and again for sharing with us.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry,

Beautiful pond, and full of life.
I have many damselfly and darters in the garden at the moment.

Temperature here are a cool 15C (60F) Rain is forecast yet again....

Everything Changes said...

Beautiful and so interesting the color and shapes.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your pond looks amazing and the wildlife captures you have made are wonderful. I especially like the damselflies and dragonflies - hard to catch those on camera too.

Miss Mustang said...

What beautiful wildlife you do have! I love to watch the monarch butterfly caterpillars eating - no, not milkweed, but dill! They love it and I haven't seen any websites that say that! I have even seen parsley that I think they have been eating.

Unknown said...

You have a beautiful blog.

Unknown said...

I adore your photography and your blog.