Description I have been very busy researching very unusual insects that have recently invaded the environs of the Park, but I had to stop and take a photonic capture of this common maned sprite. These are not uncommon sights in the Park, and in fact, are quite a nuisance at times. Theyre normally quite shy, but, and I suspect this is because they exist on a diet of the whisps, they are attracted to shiny objects. Such as my tools!One afternoon while I was making a capture of a new species of tree lichen, a maned sprite snatched several probes from my tool pouch. I caught a glimpse of the creature fleeing with the tools in its arms and gave chase. Luck was with me, and I startled it with a blast of compressed air from my trusty air gun (a tool no microcosm researcher should ever be withoutnever underestimate the ability of a heady burst of carbon dioxide to stun a subject). I only recovered two of three tools, however, as it took to the canopy after recovering. They have no use for tools and no doubt it soon discarded it. If you happen to be on the eastern edge of the park and you find a small silver-plated spoon engraved with my initials, you would have my eternal appreciation if you would post it to me.
Jeremy Tolbert, Fort Collins, CO Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I am a writer, web designer, and photographer living in the mountains of Colorado. I am interested in finding unique ways of looking at the natural world, and finding beauty where others would not think to look. I am originally from Lawrence, Kansas, and have lived in Wyoming as well, where many of my photographs were taken.
Catalog Details Product No 177310 Subjects Style Medium TagsJeremy, Tolbert