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Awesome Find

June 3 2011 at 3:12 PM
Elle  (Login Elle-MI)
Hummingbird lover 2011

DISCLAIMER: no harm was done to this bug.

Hi,

I hope I didn't offend anyone by holding this dragonfly for a very, very quick photo opp. to share with the forum. I quickly released him after that. This was the first time I held a bug in my adult life, last time was when I was a child.

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Elle
Eastern Michigan
Zone 5


    
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Nancy
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Re:Awesome Find

June 4 2011, 8:16 AM 

Wonderful! I see them flying around in late summer, but never up close like that. That is quite an eye!

Nancy
Chazy,NY zone 4
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(Login seafire1)
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Re: Awesome Find

June 6 2011, 9:49 AM 

Very Cool pic, you are brave.

Pam
Matawan,NJ 6B
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Elle
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Hummingbird lover 2011

Re: Awesome Find

June 7 2011, 1:48 PM 

Nancy "That is quite an eye!"

Mr. Bug in his best imitation of the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood responding to Nancy..."The better to see you my dear." [linked image]

Elle
Eastern Michigan
Zone 5

 
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Elle
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Re: Awesome Find

June 7 2011, 1:52 PM 

Pam,

Call me brave when I'm able to hold caterpillar and snake.

Elle
Eastern Michigan
Zone 5

 
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(Login Yodlei44)
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Re: Awesome Find

June 8 2011, 2:10 AM 

Elle,
I can see the snake but a caterpillar??? ha ha I've seen one flying around here this spring & last year had lots of them & many different kinds. Most of the time they were flying so didn't get many photo opportunities. He's pretty cool!!!

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5

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Elle
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Hummingbird lover 2011

Re: Awesome Find

June 10 2011, 12:59 AM 

Joni,

I was traumatize by caterpillar when I was little.
A big fat green caterpillar dropped from a tree and landed on my cousin feet. She freaked out and swatted it, green gooey slime splatter everywhere. I almost passed out.

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I'm trying to get pass my fear of them, since I love butterfly.

Elle
Eastern Michigan
Zone 5

 
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(Login Yodlei44)
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Re: Awesome Find

June 16 2011, 1:55 AM 

Sounds gross. I can't squish bugs either, especially if they crunch. If I find a spider in the house, I capture it & throw it outside. Ants are another story. Hope you get over your fear. The world is a better place with Butterflies. Saw a few lately but hopefully things will dry out & pick up soon.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5

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Elle
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Hummingbird lover 2011

Re: Awesome Find

June 18 2011, 12:00 AM 

Joni,

I’m slowly working on it. Just the other day, I was watering phlox and I didn’t notice a caterpillar got onto the garden hose nozzle, so I dropped the hose(not knowing) and hurtled the poor fella. I putted it back onto the phlox. I hope it was a butterfly caterpillar I was trying to help and not the one which just eating my flowers, yike.[linked image]

Elle
Eastern Michigan
Zone 5

 
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(Login TomatoWorm59)
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Re: Awesome Find

November 6 2011, 10:59 AM 

Green darner, Anax junius. No, I'm most certainly not "offended" by seeing someone merely handling an insect. I no longer collect [except for controlled, captive-rearing], but will readily pick up many bugs [unless they sting] for close-up examination before letting go.

 
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