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Swanson Park at night

Black light date night at Swanson Park was interesting!  It is a postage-stamp park right in the center of town.  Although it had been a HOT day and the night was moonless, the black lights did not attract a great abundance of insects :(  We did, however, see lots of interesting orders (Trichoptera, Ephemeroptera, among the basics), a fabulous orb-weaving spider that was trying to subdue a dragonfly, and really cool larvae of the Polyphemus moth!!  Emmy and Kyle retrieved 3 from a pin oak tree so that we can watch them metamorphose!!  

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