Here’s some of what you missed if you haven’t been walking our trails here at the Museum lately.
This first item is something that I’ve missed for the past five or six years here at the Museum, a damselfly. Azure Bluets have probably been in our Wetlands long before I arrived here some six years ago, but I have not, until now, seen one close enough to identify it as such.
Dragonflies continue to emerge from their watery, prepubescent homes in the Wetlands.
Another insect that I see every May is the Eyed Click Beetle, or Eyed Elator. The one below played dead for me, until I touched it and it sprang into the air. It is, after all, a click beetle. And that is what click beetles do, click and spring into the air when you bother them in their daily routines!
I came upon a flower that I hadn’t seen before on the trails here at the Museum, beardtongue.
The bullfrogs have been active.
I keep watching the Green Herons for a nest somewhere in the Wetlands, but so far, nothing.
Come on out and have a look for yourself. There’s always something to see!