It’s been hot and humid so we recently spent a day at Cavendish Beach with our daughter and the kids. A sea breeze was a welcome relief. The children enjoyed the water and sand while the adults enjoyed time outdoors under umbrellas. We also had visitors while we were there.
The picnic blanket our daughter uses is an old quilt. It is large and heavy, perfect for the location. It has plain blocks of various colours on one side and is red on the other. We spread it out with the block side up.
Within five minutes, two Blue dashers found the quilt. They were interested in the blue, turquoise and denim blocks.
They hovered above the various blue squares as they flew around the quilt. After a time, they landed on several of them.
The kids were interested in the insects but didn’t want them around during meal time. We turned over the blanket to the red side and the Blue dashers were not seen again.
Did the insects think the various blue blocks were water? We can only guess. They were an interesting addition to the day at the beach however.