Friday, May 7, 2010

Chironomid Festival!

Yesterday we pulled into a municipal park at Lake Dore, in Renfrew County, west of Cobden, Ontario, and as I was setting aside my laptop and preparing to open the door, large shadows of slender insects fell on me – from the centimetre-long midges that had suddenly landed all over the van!
It’s the annual Chironomid Festival at Lake Dore, and we were included!  I tried to photograph one of over one hundred that were using my side door window as their staging ground, but my camera preferred to focus on the background rather than on the insect – so I sketched it instead!

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