I found a seat on a culvert stone and watched as muddy water in the drainage ditch swept past. In this same spot a few years ago I witnessed a snapping turtle excavate a depression in the bottom of the ditch. But the water was too fast moving and murky today for any aquatic sightings.
On a burdock leaf beside the bank crouched a damselfly, waiting for a meal to fly by. For the five or ten minutes I sat there, nothing did. When I left, it remained perched at it's stakeout, so elegant in it's metallic colours of emerald and bronze.
|A drainage ditch with muddy, flowing water.|
|An elegant damselfly crouching on a burdock leaf.|
|A bobolink keeping watch over it's hayfield nesting site.|
|A female red wing blackbird gathering green caterpillars.|
|A Baltimore Oriole nest under construction.|
|This swallowtail butterfly appears to have escaped an attack.|