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The one that got away

Enormous butterfly on the lam from Butterfly Gardens It’s blustery in Victoria today. And those gusty winds, it appears, picked up the biggest, reddest specimen from Butterfly Gardens some 20 km up the peninsula and deposited it smack dab in the … Continue reading

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Another dragonfly

On July 3, I doodled a dragonfly chillin’ in the summertime heat. It was one of two dragonfly routes I’d designed. The other one – today’s GPS doodle – isn’t quite as elegant. Still, I felt it was worthy of riding … Continue reading

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Dragonfly chillin’ in the summertime heat

For the 65 or so kilometres (40 miles) I pedalled to sketch this lovely creature, the mercury hovered at around 29ºC (84ºF). (My Garmin says the temperature spiked to 39ºC but I think it’s exaggerating.) Way. Too. Hot. I’ve rotate the … Continue reading

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Plague of huge and destructive locusts descends on Victoria, Canada

Okay – ‘plague’ is a slight exaggeration. It’s just one huge locust, actually. And truth be told, it’s just lazing about destroying nothing at all. But “Solitary grasshopper just sits there in Victoria, Canada” isn’t much of an attention-grabber, is it? … Continue reading

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