Tag Archives: Macro Monday

Damselfly Dayspring

 

Dragonfly Dayspring

Damselfly at First Flight

Hiking at first light, I captured this damselfly soon after it emerged from the wetlands. Still largely translucent, not much of its characteristic color and marking are on display.

 

Identified

 

Thanks to a tip from Eliza Waters that this might be a sedge, I have found it to be so. Carex Communis, almost as memorable as its common name, Fibrous Root Sedge. It us found in eastern North America in sandy loamy soil and rock outcroppings. A perfect match. Thanks to all who dropped on to take a look at my nature trail curiosities.

Scrunched on the Nature preserve trail with my camera steadied on my pack to get a good shot, I made an amused sight. My memory recalls never seeing this wildflower before, i needed a good shot. Since… identification fails me.

Can anyone help me out? What is this wildflower growing on the floor of the Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, Hocking Hills State Park Ohio?

 

Up Close Floaters

Milkweed pods and seeds seem to be natures unlikely fine art. Rather awkward and ugly through the summer, it produces rather intricate fine lines and curves in becoming a floating dispersal system. A creator’s unending creative display.

He does great things past finding out, Yes, wonders without number. Job 9:10