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"Check out my sweet flame paint job," urges the calico pennant (Celithemis elisa), a common dragonfly of the central and eastern US. "It means you should watch out because I'm SUPER FAST."

"Check out my sweet flame paint job," urges the calico pennant (Celithemis elisa), a common dragonfly of the central and eastern US. "It means you should watch out because I'm SUPER FAST.

This is the eastern larch or tamarack (Larix laricina). This tree has many amazing properties, but here are two. First, you won’t see any of these green needles outside right now. Though it’s a member of the pine family, the eastern larch drops its needles in the fall and grows new ones in the spring. Second, you can use this tree to split your geek friends generationally. The older ones probably laughed as soon as they saw its name, and will be repeating it over and over. The Larch. The…

Ok, let’s get some green in here to fight all the grey and cold. This is the eastern larch or tamarack (Larix laricina). This tree has many amazing properties, but here are two.

The tiny eastern pine elfin (Callophrys niphon) has a full majestic wingspan that’s just a little larger than the width of a quarter. From far away it looks like a fleck of woody debris, but if you cozy up to one of these gems, you’ll see a spectacular, complex pattern. The word “pine” in the name refers to the caterpillar’s diet, which is strictly pine needles. I bet its breath smells amazing.

The tiny eastern pine elfin (Callophrys niphon) has a full majestic wingspan that’s just a little larger than the width of a quarter. From far away it looks like a fleck of woody debris, but if you.

A low, woody ground cover, wintergreen is grown for its evergreen foliage, flowers, and berries. Two to six inch branches arise from creepin...

A low, woody ground cover, wintergreen is grown for its evergreen foliage, flowers, and berries. Two to six inch branches arise from creepin.

At first glance, I thought I saw a fairy (squint your eyes a little...) dragonfly

Dragonfly after the rain. When I first looked at this I thought the dragonfly was a Fairy!

Male Crimson Dropwing Dragonfly

Male Crimson Dropwing Dragonfly - And who said pink and red didnt go together.

Sobre la flor.

Southern Migrant Hawker or Blue-eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) By Leonid Fedyantsev

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