DRAGONFLIES

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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby Placido » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:56 am

Jacksparrow, you're very strange today, tadders and now this.
See top of this page ....... 2 years ago !! Wonder whether it's the same one :)
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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:08 pm

Placido wrote:Jacksparrow, you're very strange today, tadders and now this.
See top of this page ....... 2 years ago !! Wonder whether it's the same one :)

Oh yes! How coincidental. :) It won't be the same one. Daughter perhaps :dragonfly:
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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby Kev » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:43 pm

Lovely.

Once in the flying stage they don't outlive the summer. The larvae usually take at least 2 years to go from underwater predators to flying ones!
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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby nuthatch » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:18 pm

I'm tearing up here ... :unsure: seems so sad ... something so beautiful and takes so long to evolve ...
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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:34 pm

nuthatch wrote:I'm tearing up here ... :unsure: seems so sad ... something so beautiful and takes so long to evolve ...

Don't get too sad. They've being on this life cycle since the age of the Dinosaurs and it works for them.
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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby nuthatch » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:46 am

Ok :cry2: :) unlike the dinosaurs :)
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Re: DRAGONFLIES

Postby Placido » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:32 pm

The only good bit about the current debacle in Bangladesh is spotting the extraordinary amount of dragonflies buzzing around the ground.
They are thick and fast which is more than can be said about the England batsmen - well OK, thick I'll go with ....... banghead :cry2:
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