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Walk around a pond, 120815

A wanted to take K1 and K2 to play, and so we went to

Lewis Park

While the children played, I just walked along the edge of the small pond there, and found enough to keep me riveted.f

The founatin

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and the Cycling Goldfish

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started me off, but I noticed these beautiful dragonflies:

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There was also this water beetle (at least, that's what I think it was) which was tough to capture because it would keep zipping to and fro:

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A

solitary hunter wasp

was looking for a place for its nest, or for prey to stun:

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There was death, too, in the pond, where this dragonfly had met a watery end.

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Cicadas had left their old selves at the edge of the pond

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The very grass was beautiful.

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Monarch butterflies were migrating:

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Meanwhile, one mammal had decided to get water from the level most suitable...

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As the mosquitoes got active, we left the park to the cycling fish.

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Tags: butterflies, insects, photography, st louis, water
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