Over the past few years I have really taken an interest in photographing other parts of nature, besides just birds. It began during the middle of summer back in 2007, I was photographing plenty of birds but there was not a lot of variety in what I was seeing. That is when I began to notice other forms of wildlife, particularly butterflies and dragonflies.Last summer I began to take photographing dragons a little more seriously. I purchased my first dragon field guide, Dragonflies of the Northwoods by Kurt Mead, I went to a workshop on photographing dragons, at the Maplewood Nature Center, and I began to look for places where I could find dragons to photograph. This year, many of the trips that I have been making around Minnesota lately have been in search of specific types of dragons. I am hoping that with in a few years I will have photographed every type of dragonfly found in Minnesota.
My plan is to post pictures of each of the different type, as well as birds, butterflies, and other creatures when I build my website. Until that time I will continue to post pics here on the blog for your enjoyment. I took these pics of four-spotted skimmer last July at the Maplewood Nature Center.