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Stony Swamp Odes

Frosted Whiteface

Frosted Whiteface

Although it’s my usual tradition to go to Petrie island for the Canada Day holiday, this year I returned to Jack Pine Trail with Mike, a fellow dragonfly enthusiast, to look for the emeralds and Arrowhead Spiketail I had seen there two days earlier. We met in the parking lot at 8:00, and already it was hot and sultry – the forecast called for thunderstorms later in the day, and we only had a few hours of sun before the clouds rolled in.

On our way to the back of the trail system we found a very brown Snowshoe Hare and two small toads in the middle of the path. The hare hopped away into the undergrowth before I could turn my camera on, but the toads were more cooperative. It seems to be a good year for them.

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