Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Olentangy Teems with Life

The Olentangy is teeming with life right now. The images are from my photo outing last Friday.

Black-shouldered spinyleg

Stream bluets and powdered dancer

Baby map turtle (hatched last fall)

Stream bluet

Powdered dancer orgy!

The first American rubyspot of the year.


  1. Ok, Tom.
    Your wonderful water posts got us out (finally) in the canoe. And we saw a damsel fly orgy, too--though didn't get a good shot.
    Yours is wonderful.

  2. Wow...those last few photos are fantastic! Love the little turtle, too.

  3. I think the powdered dancer orgy is really cool looking! Beautiful- and delicate!

  4. Nina-
    Thanks very much for the comment, always nice to know that I have inspired others to check out new habitats or look at new creatures.

    Mary- Thanks a bunch. This was the first time I had seen a juvenile map turtle, and it was really thrilling. Who doesn't love baby turtles?

    Sap- Thank you very much!


  5. Congrats on the house & I LOVE the turtle shots! So adorable. :)
    Sorry for the absence, again...I'm finally done with that community project!