First up, my terrestrial run in with a Eastern Mud Turtle. While walking to my local park/wetlands, I stumbled upon what looked like a rock, but rocks don't move when one gets close. Didn't know what was in hand when I took some pictures. A quick flip through Audubon's Field Guide to N.A. Reptiles helped a lot. The only interesting pic was this one.
Mud Turtle Plastron
After this run in with a reptile, I got a lucky shot of a Blue Dasher, not that they are rare.There are just so many of them this year which makes them "King of the Count" around this park. I also netted a female Black Saddlebags, she seemed to like hanging out on my finger. I had to shake her off.
|Dasher from Below|
|Just sticking around.|
I placed it on a new system that is being worked out, bark glued to plywood sheets, kinda getting tired of the weave of a sheet as my background. Feel free to tell me what you think.