This blog has been dead for quite awhile. It was not my intention to stop blogging. However, I usually write about the bugs I see and this June I spent just about every weekend looking for an odonate that my fellow searchers and I agreed we would not say much about publicly until its ID was confirmed by experts and a note was published. Not being able to blog about that, I kind of got out of the habit and the next thing you know, the summer was over. So, this post is mostly to say that if anyone is still checking in, I’m going to try get back to regular posts, probably starting with some recaps of the summer. In the meantime, here is a photo of a sure sign of winter–a Northern Shrike. This is the third one I’ve seen in the last week here in Polk County, possibly the beginnings of an invasion of this species.
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