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Loch Lomond Recreation Area Hike

Amazing Flying Machines in the Wild - Part 2 ...

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  • Auri

    Amazing Flying Machines in the Wild - Part 2! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Some of us noticed lots of them flying around at the edges of the lake. After some searching online, got this pic and some info. First, what a name ... Libellula luctuosa. And apparently, they can achieve speeds over 35mph! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turns out, Dragonflies were flying more than 300 million years ago - way earlier than dinosaurs and birds! And guess who considers them "marvels of flight engineering"? Yeah, those people from that little aviation company called Boeing! For speed and flight maneuvering capabilities ... for more: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/wonder_of_flight/dragon.html . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widow_Skimmer ...

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  • Auri

    Ahh, it looks like Meetup allows paragraphs in Event comments but not in Photo comments! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Improvised with periods!]

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