1 January 2015

Damselfly in Distress

After portaging our kayaks to Wolf Howl Pond, we spent several hours exploring the flora and fauna on each side of the trail that bisects it. While photographing Round-leaved Sundew, we noticed several had random wings attached. At that moment a bluet damselfly appeared and as it hovered above, first one wing and then the other became trapped by the carnivorous plant. As it struggled to free itself its abdomen was snared by a third leaf, immobilizing it and demonstrating the effectiveness of the glue-like substance found at the tips of each leaf, that earns the plant its name.

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