Whoops – I forgot to post these for a while. Here are some photos from last summer of dragonflies and spiders: charismatic, often beautiful, and highly-effective hunters that make me glad I am much bigger than they are.
Male white-faced meadowhawk
This spider has great patterns, and seems to have lost two legs.
Cleaning his eyeballs with a front leg.
This fairly large spider was found by one of my field assistants underneath her tent. She was not as thrilled as I was.
How can you resist that sweet face?
A mating pair of variable darners. The blue one is male, the green one female.
Stripey spider on my field notebook.
Tiny ornate spider.