Thursday, December 11, 2008

Supernatural experience, 1982

Oh to Sprout Wings and Fly


"One exciting day last summer, a group of Campfire kids found a
dragonfly nymph climbing up a branch along the Bog Trail. Suddenly it
began to look strange. The back enlarged and it appeared to have what
the kids called 'eyes' under its skin. The back of the thorax
(shoulders) burst open and the adult dragonfly began to slowly emerge.
All of us watched transfixed as the dragonfly crawled out of its
nymphal skin and ever-so-slowly pumped a fluid from special reservoirs
(the 'eye-like' structures) under its skin d into the abdomen. It
gradually elongated and became exquisitely thin. Finally, after
beating its wings several times, the dragonfly suddenly flew rapidly
away. The children and I were thrilled!" 1982 (Photo from Stoney Creek
2008)

6 comments:

bluerose9062 said...

Cool! I would love to see something like that. I've seen the Monarch butterfly emerge from it's chrysalis, and had it pump fluid into it's wings while sitting on my finger. It's amazing to be able to watch these things!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool--want to write about it sometime? Lets add that as a feature on SCP. Everyone else seems to have fallen by the wayside. :-(

bluerose9062 said...

You mean making writing about nature a feature? You're right. We haven't done that much lately. Mostly pics, huh?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Originally, we envisioned poems, articles, art, etc. Mostly, we've been doing pictures. Photos are good--and . . . so is other creativity, right?

bluerose9062 said...

I'm working on a poem right now :D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool!

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