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the big dragonflies and butterflies in chicago

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Old Saturday 18th August 2007, 14:57   #1
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Smile the big dragonflies and butterflies in chicago

hello! iI was in chicago on vacation in july and was amazed by the huge dragonflies flying around in chicago streets.maybe it was small hummingbirds but i think it was dragonflies Im not so familiar with the insects in chicagoland but could anyone tell me something about the dragonflies in chicago .i also saw som very fast kind of butterfly feeding and flying around and the suddenly settle down again on the same spot it rose from. what kind of species were they .interesting ,Im from sweden and we dont have flies that big and soo fast here .i was also in lincoln park and north pond the peggy scooting i saw beatiful macaon butterflies redwinged blackbirds and housefinches too. ii would like to come back to chicago and see more next time .from johnnyb39 .
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Old Friday 19th October 2007, 21:18   #2
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They were most likely dragonflies as we have many, many varities here in Chicagoland. We also get the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, but they're not as prevelant.

What did the butterflies look like? Any pics?
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