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By the Mountains of Madness

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They are some kind of small dragonfly. Anyone care to tell me what they are? These blue beasts are great food for sundews in the Lassen area. At some times during the year they seem to be a primary food for sundews--or at least they are the most noticeable prey items that the plants capture.

After enjoying these plants, we returned the canoe and walked around the lake with one of the camp naturalists. We saw a few more Drosera rotundifolia, and even a bit of Utricularia macrorhiza. There were also some excellent birds, such as mountain chickadee, white-headed woodpeckers, brown creepers, and red-breasted nuthatch. Then, off to our next site!

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