23 June 2009

Lightning - 23 June 09

One of the enjoyable aspects of western Nebraska (for me at least) are the amazing storms that roll through during the summer months. The other night I played around with trying to capture some lightning in a photo. Turned up with this:

Of course, there is the dangerous aspect of storms as well. In fact, we had wind gusts of over 60 mph last night at the refuge!

Although my interests usually revolve around birds and more recently butterflies, I also have enjoyed learning more about dragonflies. Here is a female Twelve-spotted Skimmer: