23 Apr 19
Tuesdays in the Tallgrass

“There is something classic about the study of the little world that is made up by our first spring flowers—all those which bloom not later than April.”– Donald Culross Peattie ****** The “little world” of spring wildlowers is in full swing in the prairie savanna and neighboring woodlands. Let’s go take a hike and look. […]

22 Apr 19

Our warm Easter weekend weather has certainly brought out the critters. Today I spotted my first damselfly of 2019, this lovely Large Red (Pyrrhosoma nymphula). Woot!

22 Apr 19
Vox Populi

Central Appalachia reintroduced the species to restore wildlife habitat—and help devastated economies. Here’s what happened next. The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and camouflage, Kyle Hill stepped into the pond, reached into the shallow water, and lifted it from the post where it had been mounted. “They got […]

21 Apr 19
Dorset for Days

Regular viewers will have observed that most of the walks on this blog to date have been weighted in favour of the South West Coast Path. In fact, N will tell you that I’m a little obsessed with paths. He is a man who will willingly veer off piste at the first opportunity, trusting his […]

21 Apr 19
Women of Egypt Mag

Sunday April 21, 2019                        By: Riham Adly  Girl, before your father implanted you in your mother’s womb, before being assigned your X’s and not the salubrious Y’s, you were in the water, in the air, in the elements: a tri-atom that didn’t belong to […]

20 Apr 19
In The Know Cycling

With a treated polyester shell that breathes well, dries fast and repels a multitude of insects, the women’s ExOfficio BugsAway Damselfly jacket lets you remember the adventure rather than the bugs.

19 Apr 19
Nightjars & Damselflies

  Shy? I think not. Determined, rather, to scatter light in corners overlooked, eclipsed, & quiet. — C.Birde, 4/19    

19 Apr 19

Girl, before your father implanted you in your mother’s womb, before being assigned your X’s and not the salubrious Y’s, you were in the water, in the air, in the elements… [2mins]

19 Apr 19
Damselfly Soap & Sundries

When your friends travel to Iceland and offer to bring back black sand from Diamond Beach (Breiðamerkursandur) for you, you immediately begin creating a Black Sand Soap recipe to use it~! Black sand originates from the basalt lava that covers much of the area. The ash in the soap provides natural color, is mildly exfoliating, […]

18 Apr 19
Damselfly's Delights

You know when you’ve had something for ages and every time you wear it, you wonder why you haven’t thrown it out yet? Because it’s just annoying or uncomfortable? Such as pants that won’t stay up? But you haven’t chucked it because for some reason you still like it? This pair of leggings is one […]

18 Apr 19
de Wets Wild

Chlorolestes draconicus Occurring along sunlit, rocky, high-altitude mountain streams flowing through forested and other densely vegetated habitats, the Drakensberg Malachite is a beautiful damselfly that is found only in the Drakensberg Mountain Range along South Africa’s border with Lesotho – as most of its distribution falls within the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, the IUCN considers the […]

18 Apr 19
Vlad Proklov's wildlife blog

A warm, sunny day, +20° C. Took a short walk in Wandle Meadow. Umbellifer Longhorn Beetle (Phytoecia cylindrica): Speckled Woods (Pararge aegeria) are out: