#twelve spotted skimmer
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Twelve spotted Skimmer by Peter Granka
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[8/11/20] Twelve-spotted Skimmer (F), Libellula pulchella.
This pretty girl was out sunning herself.
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@sonofsimon submitted: Twelve-spotted Skimmer visited my yard. I’m in Michigan.
Wow! Two stunning dragonflies, great shots! The twelve-spotted skimmer is a male since the wings are black and white and the widow skimmer is a female, since males have black and white wings in that species too. They’re in the same genus, actually! Fun :)
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A female Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) dragonfly paused for a moment in a beam of sunlight within a shaded woodland. An interesting note about this species is that the recently emerged males display a similar color pattern to the females. As the young males age they acquire a powdery-blue color on the abdomen and distinct cloudy-white wing spots between the dark spots.
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Twelve Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly
The garden I visited today was full of these doing touch-and-go landings on all their favorite sunning spots.
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For anyone curious, here’s what the Twelve-Spotted Skimmer looks like:
Image ©️ Gary R. Soper
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Welcome to My Happy Place
With spring break around the corner, I thought it would be great to remember the place that truly makes me happy; North-South Lake Campground. With the weather being so cold lately, I can’t help it, I love thinking of this happy place. Going there during the warm summer, it just brings a smile to my face. No matter how bad a day I am having, if I think of this place, it makes me happy. There is something almost magic like about this place. It has so much beauty to offer, but that’s not all it has; it has a mysterious side too. Think about this, even though you are in nature, there are so many aspects you cannot see. What animals are hiding in the forest just behind your campsite? What insect is hiding under the rainfly of the tent? What insect is crawling on the ground as you are hiking to the summit of the mountain?
A photo at North-South Lake Campground from the summit. Photo taken by me July 26, 2019.
All of these questions help to highlight the mysterious side of nature. Even if you know the types of animals that are in a certain area, the animals around your campsite may always stay hidden. Sure, you see the squirrels running around and birds flying by. But what about a small frog or a baby deer? Many animals stay hidden from us because they are afraid. So, you may never know what animals are around. This mystery really keeps me imagining all the possible animals that could be around me. And if you’re not careful you may accidently step on an insect while walking! Some insects are so small you might not even see them when looking at the ground; another mysterious aspect about this place in nature that makes me happy.
A photo of my campsite at North-South Lake Campground. Photo taken by me July 25, 2019.
When it comes down to it, I feel this is my happy place because I feel this place is “the gift of beauty” in my life (Beck et al., 2018). When I am here, I am able to assess my surroundings through interpretations of beauty and provide a sense of spirituality to those around me. According to Beck et al (2018), this is what “the gift of beauty” is. Being here truly is a gift and I will forever cherish it. It’s beautiful and every activity that I get to do here adds an additional element to North-South Lake’s beauty.
A photo of me kayaking on North-South Lake. Photo taken by me July 25, 2019.
One thing I learned about this wonderful place is if you are patient the mysterious aspects will come to you! For instance, me and my fiancé decided we would just sit around at the campsite in silence. In doing so many insects and animals came near us that we may have never noticed or seen if we were making a sound. One of the cool insects that came right up to me was a twelve-spotted skimmer. It landed right at the table I was sitting at and stayed there for quite sometime. Once we made a sound it flew away.
A photo of a twelve-spotted skimmer (female) on a picnic table at North-South Lake Campground. Photo taken by me July 24, 2019.
Being here is just so peaceful and relaxing. The best part is sitting by the campfire; listening to the sounds of nature and trying to guess what animals or insects are causing these sounds.
A photo of the campfire my fiancé built at North-South Lake Campground. Photo taken by me July 25, 2019.
Question for the readers:
What is your happy place in nature? Explain why.
Beck, L., Cable, T. T., & Knudson, D. M. (2018). Interpreting cultural and natural heritage for a better world. Urbana, Illinois; Sagamore-Venture Publishing.
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Main cast of the Walking Dead as Avians?
Avian Tribes (for anyone from TWD fandom that see this and doesn’t know about my wing AU)
Rick- Osprey (Avem)
Negan- Bearded vulture (Avem)
He has dark green scales with pale orange speckles down his tail, along his frills, and on the inside of his wings.
There are scars on the outside of his wings.
He has bull-like horns.
Maggie- Juniper hairstreak (Cimex)
Glenn- Black-and-white warbler (Avem)
Carl- Pied falconet (Avem)
Dark purple scales with lighter purple spiral patterns on the insides of her wings.
Carol- Hummingbird moth (Cimex)
Beth- Honduran white bat (Vesper)
Has the moon power of mind reading.
Rosita- Peacock butterfly (Cimex)
Light yellowish-brown scales.
Andrea- Golden tortoise beetle (Cimex)
Has venom in her teeth.
Jesus- Barn owl (Avem)
Morgan- Big brown bat (Vesper)
Has the moon power of clairvoyance.
Lori- Violet-green swallow (Avem)
Hershel- Green lacewing (Cimex)
Has itching acid in his mandibles.
Russet red-brown scales.
Water buffalo-like horns.
Gabriel- Turtle dove (Avem)
Tara- Little brown bat Vesper-Eyed paectes moth Cimex Hybrid
Her wings are very thin because of shitty hybrid genes, but they’re a lot bigger than Vesper wings should be. Like, they stretch upward in a way.
She also has two extra hindwings like a moth does underneath her primary wings. These are rounded like a moth’s.
The forewings are made of flesh like a bat’s, but they have the pattern of her moth side. So they have the little eye-like patterns on them.
The hindwings are covered in fluffy chitin.
She only has two arms but does have the feathery antennae of a moth.
Very large bat ears.
Rat-like bat tail that’s tipped by fluffy chitin.
Doesn’t have any silk, but she does have the moon power of precognition.
Enid- Wood duck (Avem)
Bright green scales that are dappled in yellow and sky blue.
The speckles become more clumped together at the tip of her tail.
Her right frill is freckled in solely yellow and the left is freckled in solely sky blue.
Sophia- Ladybug (Cimex)
Dwight- Hoary bat (Vesper)
Has the moon power of telepathy.
Both of his wings are burned from Negan’s punishment.
The Governor- Great black hornet (Cimex)
Eugene- Globemallow leaf beetle (Cimex)
Has venom in his claws (that he never uses,,)
Jet black scales that turn into gradients of dark red on his wings and tail.
Abraham- Red-tailed hawk (Avem)
Dark burgundy scales that fade to orange-yellow on her wings.
Aaron- Wilson’s bird of paradise (Avem)
Dale- Twelve-spotted skimmer (Cimex)
Jadis- California leaf-nosed bat (Vesper)
Has the moon power of clairvoyance.
Ezekiel- Glover’s silkmoth (Cimex)
Noah- Red-winged blackbird (Avem)
Siddiq- Townsend’s warbler (Avem)
RJ- Rainbow lorikeet (Avem)
Henry- Oak treehopper (Cimex)
Has acid-spitting fangs.
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STORM HAWKS AU
Name: svetza ouijew
Orientation: open af
Marital status: not married
Temperament/personality: chill party monster. Laid back fun personality.
job: unofficial skynight!
Father razor the raptor.
Mother Adella the merb
They were killed when she was three by the cyclonians.
Step father—— the human: lonely human schollar who died when she was 12
After that she survived on her own. Due to her unique parantage she had built in advantages! Her merbian blood made her cautious, her raptor blood made her vicious. So shed stake out her kills before going off the rails. But shes more outgoing than normal merbs and more cautious than raptors!
Friends: none! (Yet)
love interest: she got a crush on stork
Race: half merb half raptor
Skin colour: green with spots and scales
Physical traits: strong, lean, fast killing machine
Height: five foot two inches
Weight: 220 (her tail alone weighs 100 lbs)
Build: lean, muscularish
Eye colour: yellow
Hair colour/length: brown, kinda wild and passed her ass
Likes and interests: kids, fighting, partying, food, naps, warm places, snuggles
favorite foods: meat filled merbian cabbage rolls
Dislikes: cyclonians and anyone who shares their thoughts.
Food: there isnt much she wont eat
Quirks: weilds a crystal staff
Originates from: she grew up on a lonely terra
Lives now: still calls her small lonely terra home with its farm. But shes gone most of the time traveling around on her skimmer.
background story: her mother and father fell in love after a one night stand, tried to raise their child in peace but cyclonia found out and tried to destroy them all for their mixing of the races.
Svetza was given to a man living by himself that her parents had met once before and he raised her till she was twelve. He got sick and passed away. After that svetza raised herself.
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Photo-a-day June 17, 2020 Our boardwalk is a welcome habitat for insects. Including this one, the Twelve-Spotted Skimmer dragonfly. Have you seen any dragonfly's near you? —photo from the Shaver's Creek Archive
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
June 15, 2012
Twelve-spotted Skimmer Dragonfly - Melissa Woodall
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Spread Your Bases, From Sneakers to Heels, and Make Sure You Have These 10 Types of Shoes
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Female widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) and male twelve- spotted skimmer (L. pulchella). 6/22/17.
As members of the genus Libellula they both belong to the group referred to as “king skimmers”.
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Here be dragons
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