Thursday, July 05, 2007

Meeting of friends at Turtle Pond

This large dragonfly called a Swamp Darner has landed on someone's finger at Turtle Pond. Who did he[or she] pick for this friendly visit?
Nick Wagerik, Central Park's preeminent Dragonfly, Damselfly, Butterfly, Moth, Wasp and every other insect Expert, that's who.
Many thanks for taking these photos and sending them along, to Bob Levy, author of a book about [among other things] Central Park's Red-winged Blackbirds and the coterie of people who hand-feed them, Club George. Bob writes:
I have long known Nick has a special relationship with Dragonflies but I never would have thought his talents extended this far. Actually the Swamp Darner on Nick’s finger had been injured. He was hoping it might recover and fly off to escape the ravenous pair of Kingbirds hunting and nesting nearby.