Tuesday, July 10, 2012
While walking along the shore one evening we came across this wooden box and puzzled over it's use until I noticed some dead looking insects on the outside. I picked one up for closer inspection and then noticed one with the insect in the process of emerging so took some photos to draw from later. I was particularly interested to see the fine white hairs that supported the dragonfly as it started to open out the wings. When we arrived home 4 weeks later, imagine my surprise when I found one of the creatures had stowed away in the camping car, sadly no longer alive, but now carefully preserved in a box to use for more drawings in the future!