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Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties, Maryland. Last updated: 6/24/2007.

Above: I can hardly leave my house any more without goofy birds flying in front of my lens and insisting they be on the Internet. Osprey at Jug Bay, P.G. Co., Maryland (6/24/2007). Below: An Osprey drops off dinner for its three hungry teenagers - Jug Bay, P.G. Co., Maryland (6/24/2007).

Below: A Prothonotary Warbler sings to us near Governor Bridge Park, P.G. Co., Maryland (6/24/2007).

Below: Two of the nine Dragonhunters that Hans and I found during some Anne Arundel exploring (6/23/2007). For those of you new to the species, the Dragonhunter is the famous dragonfly-eating dragonfly.

Below: Here is one in action, devouring a large dragon in P.G. Co., Maryland (6/24/2007).

Below: Eastern Red Damsels in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). This is the furthest east I've seen them in Maryland.

Below: An Aurora Damsel in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below two: Two of the three Striped Hairstreaks we found in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A worn Banded Hairstreak, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A crazy-looking orange jumping spider that Hans spotted, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: An even crazier looking inchworm-type caterpillar (6/23/2007).

Below: A Little Wood-Satyr in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: An Appalachian Brown with spread wings - Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A female Spaghnum Sprite in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A female Southern Sprite in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below two: A Common Sanddragon hunting from a shoal in sand-bottomed creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A singing male White-eyed Vireo in P.G. Co., Maryland (6/24/2007).

Below: A beautiful iris species, Harlequin Blueflag (Iris versicolor, in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A male Lilypad Forktail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Note the collection of water mites (Hydracarina sp.) on its thorax. This common parasite, which is related to ticks, feeds on fluids of larval odonates, then transfers to the adults as they emerge.

Below: A female Violet (Variable) Dancer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

Below: A real highlight of our exploring - a Gray Petaltail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007).

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