3.12.2006

Spring Things

Dragonflies are out! This is most likely a Common Baskettail, Epitheca cynosura.
It was a tad skittish so I couldn't get close enough to get a good picture.

The weather was warm yesterday and lots of insects and reptiles were out and about. We observed two species of snake, two species of lizard, four species of turtle, and seven species of butterfly -- not bad for a morning's walk in early March.

It is even warmer out today but I don't have the luxury of taking the time to go outside. Must study for my tests tomorrow morning, don't you know. Can't let all my hard work be for naught! Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

chiefbiscuit said...

We haven't got snakes in New Zealand. But we do have dragonflies. I like their irridescent wings - electric blues and greens - a real summer childhood memory of pottering and generally hanging out down at the creek.

wayne said...

No snakes - what a terrible thought! But at least compensated with dragonflies!

It has been warm the last few weeks, hasn't it? Yesterday I was hot in short sleeves. I'm used to the warm couple of days here and there throughout the winter, but this is odd.

Floridacracker said...

Hot here the past few days. I'm not ready for the outdoor airconditioning to go away.

Anvilcloud said...

I'm draggin a bit too these days.

pablo said...

I'm impressed with this photo. I can never get close enuf to dragonflies to get a decent shot.

Silver Zephyr said...

how did the tests go? results back yet? i sure don't miss studying. i'm glad those days are gone. more time for sunshine, coffee and long walks to the park. your time of rest will come soon!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I haven't seen a dragonfly this year, yet.
My husband calls them snake doctors, in fact everybody around here calls them that...except me, and they think I'm weird...because I also call lightning bugs, fireflies.

Keith, RN said...

What a lovely sight!

SquirrleyMojo said...

Hey you. How the tests go?

swamp4me said...

Hey SQMojo! The tests are an on-going thing. So far I've done well. I have 9 more in-class tests to take, a couple of practicals, the POPAT (I'll explain that one in detail after I pass it) and then the state exam in early May.

SquirrleyMojo said...

and it'll all be so worth it.
in a few months, this will all seem like a dream . . . :-)