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Day 4 of a Nature Challenge week

For this challenge I’ve chosen images of the small details of nature, not dissimilar to the motley collection that graced ‘the nature table’ at junior school. They are there to wonder at and learn about and given that I’m no entomologist, searches suggest that this is a Beautiful Demoiselle – literally and eponymously. Caloptery x virgo no less and since in the UK there are only two types of damselfly with coloured wings, the conclusion is easy to reach.

The male of the species in metallic peacock hues perched so delicately that it makes no impression on the grass stem. With a lifespan of about 2 weeks after hatching we must enjoy them whilst we can in the summer months.

Calopteryx virgo - beautiful demoiselle
the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long

AS PART OF THE CHALLENGE RULES, I AM SUPPOSED TO NOMINATE ANOTHER BLOGGER BUT THIS IS THE BIT I DON’T LIKE SO AM JUST HAPPY TO HIGHLIGHT SOMEONE INSTEAD – TAKE A LOOK AT Maria Wijk’S Actuella Bilder. Today she has added another to her wonderful world of cryptogams 

Further nature study:
British Dragonfly Society damselflies

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playing with photography @ eljaygee whilst Tell Tale Therapy has a weakness for words

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