It’s easy to identify an ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) because no other northeastern damselfly has all-black wings. This is a male, and he’s guarding a territory and looking for mates. If a female comes by, she’ll signal her opinion of him using her wings: spread wings mean “Nope” and a wing flip means “Hey, hot stuff”.
Just a reminder that I’ve got a nature blog! It’s all photos that I’ve taken in the field, along with a little bit of natural history.
I found this gorgeous animated short film, which was directed by Ishida YuYasushi. The stylization and charm reminds me of Studio Ghibli films or anything made by Mamoru Hosoda, the director of Summer Wars and The Girl who Leapt Through Time.
A New England — Kirsty MacColl
Original by Billy Bragg.
Well that was fun #archery #milesquarepark #madesomefriends #theylikedmyghettobow #nopapertargetlol #noob #new22
alt-J - Hunger of the Pine