Sunday, September 7, 2008

The inaugural insect trip of the fall insect course went well! The dragonflies were the welcoming committee, hundreds flying all over acres and acres of Montrose Beach Park and the bird sanctuary as well. What was with this swarming? Theories are out there and there as numerous as dragoflies themselves (and of course obligatory YouTube footage is as well) but the jury may still be out.

They were still hard to catch, but the sheer number made it more possible than usual - like the endless herds of bison out on the western range back in the late 1800's, getting one was simply a matter of time to bag one.

Of course there are always all the "dragonfly" themed songs to keep one company of an autumn afternoon as well: like this one, a creepy anime bootleg one, and of course the best one by the band Vitapup.

Odd caterpillars, milkweed bugs, grasshoppers, wasps, bees, earwigs and all the like were also enjoying the park. It was a hexapodarific day for collecting.

1 comment:

yui said...

It look like you've got a great year for insect hunting! Are those arctiid caterpillars? The milkweed bugs are, as usual, adorable!