When I went to Girl Scout camp (a billion years ago), there were several staff members who didn’t have their own group of girls to camp with: the lifeguards, the camp director, the maintenance staff… So we used to invite them to come to our units for cookouts. We actually made written, decorated invitations. We picked flowers to make a centerpiece for the table… Wow.
I remembered all that because today, I (the camp director) got an invitation… verbal, not written… but welcome, just the same. Not for a cookout, but something more fun! The kids in the Nature Safari group invited me to go dragon-hunting with them. And it just so happens that today, the weather cooperated and there were all kinds of dragons flying!
Common Green Darner (female): Actually, we didn’t see the female when I was out with the kids… I found her later, after the kids were gone. But during camp, Allie actually caught a male while at the pond!! Unfortunately, he wiggled free before getting a photo.
Also flying, but unphotographable: Widow Skimmers, Common Whitetails, Spreadwings, Other Damsels… It was a good day for Odes.