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  • Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs [Well duh!!!]

    05/05/2013 2:09:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 1, 2013 | Damian Carrington
    Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs Dutch research reveals correlation between water polluted with imidacloprid and low numbers of aquatic insects The world's most widely used insecticide is devastating dragonflies
  • Flea's giant leap for mankind

    10/13/2005 11:58:35 PM PDT · by sourcery · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Sunday Morning Herald ^ | October 13, 2005 | Richard Macey
    Fleas use it to perform leaps that would make Olympic high jumpers green with envy. Bees use it to flap their wings without tiring. Now Australian scientists have achieved a world first by copying resilin, the "rubber" insects employ to accomplish such athletic feats. Future versions of the material could be used to make resilient spare parts, including spinal discs and artificial arteries. Chris Elvin, from CSIRO Livestock Industries in Brisbane, spent four years reproducing nature's "near perfect rubber". Dr Elvin said yesterday: "Nature had a couple of hundred million years of evolution do it. All insects have it. It...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread LV ~ Anniversary Thread

    08/01/2008 6:23:53 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,642 replies · 6,590+ views
    Poets of the Lair | August 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread LIV

    07/01/2008 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,830 replies · 2,355+ views
    The Poets of The Lair | July 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread LIII

    06/01/2008 5:39:33 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,770 replies · 2,337+ views
    Soaring Feather and Poets of The Lair | June 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Tread LII

    04/30/2008 11:44:25 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,721 replies · 4,796+ views
    Poets of The Lair | May 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread LI

    04/02/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,981 replies · 2,579+ views
    The Poets of The Lair | April 2, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~Thread L~

    03/01/2008 7:24:11 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,941 replies · 6,625+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | March 1, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread XLIX~

    02/15/2008 6:36:15 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 813 replies · 2,613+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | February 15, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~Thread XVIII~ Valentine's Day 2008

    02/13/2008 7:18:25 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 176 replies · 1,538+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | February 13, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    Origin of Valentine's Day Find out how this special day originated way back in the 3rd century Valentine's Day originated way back in the 3rd century. Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. It seems the Emperor was having trouble recruiting members for his army because the men didn't want to leave their wives and children for the long military expeditions which would last for months and even years. Claudius then decided that banning marriages in Rome would solve this problem. The Emperor had Valentine condemned to death for defying his order...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XLVII

    01/31/2008 7:59:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 819 replies · 1,431+ views
    The Poets of The Lair | January 31, 2008 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflie's Lair~Thread XLV

    11/30/2007 7:48:14 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 2,440 replies · 5,805+ views
    Poets of The Lair | November 30, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XLIV

    11/03/2007 6:52:47 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,457 replies · 2,756+ views
    November 03, 2007 | Soaring Feather/Poets of The Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair ~ Thread ~ XXXXII

    09/11/2007 6:37:15 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,006 replies · 3,788+ views
    Poets of The Lair | September 11, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXXI

    08/06/2007 3:44:50 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,026 replies · 6,332+ views
    Poets of the Dragonflies' Lair | August 9, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the night... to kiss their...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXIX~ June ~ July~ August

    06/19/2007 6:14:42 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,118 replies · 6,392+ views
    Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | June 19, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XXXVIII~June 2007-July 2007

    06/01/2007 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,093 replies · 6,276+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of the Lair | June 1, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXVII~May, June 2007

    05/07/2007 3:37:31 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,245 replies · 7,620+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of The Lair | May 7, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXVI~April 12, 2007

    04/12/2007 4:06:50 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,078 replies · 6,247+ views
    Soaring Feather/Poets of the Dragonflies'Lair | April 12, 2007 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread~XXXV~March 25, 2007

    03/25/2007 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,005 replies · 5,780+ views
    March 25,2007 | Soaring Feather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragon Flies' Lair~Thread~XXXIV~March 10, 2007

    03/09/2007 9:21:10 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,009 replies · 7,660+ views
    March 10, 2007 | Soaring Feather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXII~

    12/01/2006 8:08:18 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 978 replies · 6,758+ views
    The Muse and Poets of The Lair | December 1, 2006 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XXXI

    10/05/2006 8:13:09 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,002 replies · 5,822+ views
    Talented poets and friends of The Dragonflies' Lair | October 5, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXX

    08/26/2006 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 973 replies · 11,471+ views
    Anniversary Thread Celebrating Three Years | August 27, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of The Lair
    Happy 3rd Anniversary Dragonflies' Lair and Poets Our Poets bentfeather fatima Hope and Glory Knitting A Conundrum Lady Jag Liberty Belt NicknamedBob Reaper Freeper Scubie Nuc starbase Texas Songwriter WayzataJohnn We the poets of the Lair, thank all who support us. We hope to be here a long time, singing our songs riding the stars, writing our own visions, and best of all, loving all who continue to lurk and visit here over the years. We write of love, we write of war, we write of sorrow, we write of Knights and Kingdoms from before, we write of drawing...
  • The Dragonflies Lair~Thread XXIX

    07/12/2006 8:30:09 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,039 replies · 6,986+ views
    The Muse and Poets of the Lair | July 12, 2006 | bentfeather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXVIII~

    06/11/2006 7:33:20 AM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,017 replies · 5,487+ views
    The Muse/Poets of the Lair | June 11, 2006 | bentfeather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragonflies Lair~Thread XXVII~

    04/24/2006 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 1,034 replies · 6,382+ views
    The Muses, Poets of the Lair | April, 24,2006 | bentfeather
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Thread XXVI~March 28, 2006

    03/27/2006 9:23:33 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,011 replies · 6,282+ views
    The Seven Muses | March 28, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • ~The Dragon Flies' Lair~Poetry Thread XXV~

    03/07/2006 9:06:41 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,016 replies · 7,391+ views
    The Seven Muses | March 8, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • ~The Dragon Flies' Lair~Poetry Thread XXIV~

    01/02/2006 7:52:08 AM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,053 replies · 7,743+ views
    January 2, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • ~The Dragonflies'Lair~Poetry Thread XXIII

    10/17/2005 9:03:55 PM PDT · by Soaring Feather · 878 replies · 9,361+ views
    October 18, 2005 | bentfeather/The Poets of the Lair
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • Dragonflies 'Invisible To Their Victims'

    06/04/2003 3:43:10 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 864+ views
    Ananova ^ | 6-4-2003
    Dragonflies 'invisible to their victims' Researchers have found dragonflies know how to make themselves invisible to airborne prey and territorial rivals. They make themselves invisible by using a system even more sophisticated than the radar avoiding technology of America's stealth aircraft. Using ultra-precise positional sensing and flight control, a dragonfly can move in such a way that it appears to an enemy to be a stationary object blending into the background. The "motion camouflage" technique allows the creature to stalk its victim undetected. Scientists in Australia made the discovery after using stereo cameras to record territorial air battles between rival...
  • Dragonflies: They're ravenous, a little scary and oh-so-helpful.......and they're "Cool"

    07/21/2002 1:58:12 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 1 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 21, 2002 | By MICHAEL E. YOUNG / The Dallas Morning News
    Dragonflies: They're ravenous, a little scary and oh-so-helpful Bugs have an appetite for pests and no real drawbacks, experts say 07/21/2002 By MICHAEL E. YOUNG / The Dallas Morning News Forget Eight Legged Freaks and say hello to the Six Legged Carnivores zooming aerial acrobats and nonstop eating machines that, despite their name, are really, really nice. OK, they do scare the daylights out of kids (and many adults). But dragonflies, bursting forth in amazing numbers in this somewhat soggy year, are that rarity in the natural world: They come with virtually no downside. "From the time they hatch...