Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boreal Whiteface

Leucorrhinia borealis

June 9 2009, Takhini Saltflats.

I am working 3 days in town, this week, Yesterday i only stepped off the beaten path for half an hour.
So much to see, so many mosquitoes, I got 2 dozen bites at least, these yucky brown mosquitoes, saw many ducks and shore birds; pintails, ring necked ducks, killdeer.
And around the white mud anthills there where Bluets (dragonflies)flying around, but resting on the them where those beautiful red Skimmers, big guys.

See you! I gotta go, work, yuk.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

SALTFLATS ????? HA HA HA FLATS ????

DO THE MUSQUITOES BITE ???
WHERE???

PFFFFFF

Sue said...

Mosquitoes drive me crazy!!! I guess that is another good thing about winter - no bugs :)

I can't really handle any bug that gets in my personal space, if ya know what I mean.

jozien said...

What is so funny, anonymous? :)

Sue, i am always learning to live with them, and really it's possible. staying calm, scratch when their bites itch, and run when they attack me enmasse.
And never go out short sleeved as i did that day.

Faith said...

I have to work extra this week too! Throws the rest of my schedule off.

We have had a wet spring here so I am afraid the mosquitoes will be out in force soon! Makes walking in the woods unpleasant :(.

The photos of the dragonflies are amazing.