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Vacation-Rentals Last year I decided to take a vacation in Maine. I found a nice quiet place in Brookton Maine called Birchwood Cottages. The place was just what I was looking for, a quiet, small place with a househeeping cottage on the shore of Jackson Brook Lake. Now I can relax, enjoy the nature and do some bass fishing for the next two weeks. I arrived the third week of May, the weather was perfect not too hot and not too cold. I rented a boat and did a lot of bass fishing and yes I caught some nice bass (three – four pounders ). What could be better than this, fishing and relaxing during the day and listening to the call of the loons by the camp fire in the evenings. On the second week of my vacation, I noticed the owners of Birchwood Cottages, Richard and Sally Hescock, taking pictures of something on the side of one of the cottages. I being of curious nature went to see what was so interesting. Sally was taking pictures of a dragonfly hatching. She went on to explain the life cycle of a dragonfly. There are three stages of the life cycle of a dragonfly, the egg, the nymph, and the adult dragonfly. The female dragonfly will lay her eggs on a plant in the water, or if she cant find a plant she will just drop her eggs into the water. Once the eggs are hatched, the life cycle begins as a nymph. The nymph looks like an ugly bug with no wings and has a crusty hump hanging onto its back. The nymph lines in the water while they grow and develop into dragonflies. This cycle can take up to four to five years to complete. Dragonfly nymphs live in small lakes and ponds because the waters are calmer. In the spring once the nymph is fully grown and the weather is right, it will complete the cycle into a dragonfly, by crawling out of the water and attach its self to a plant, tree, even the side of a house. This is the cycle that I came in on. The nymph has attached its self to the side of the cottage. It takes about 15-20 minutes and you will start to ee the hump on its back start to open. I kept watching and the opening kept getting larger, then I could see something emerging from the opening on its back. The dragonfly continues to come out upside down until it is almost fully out. Then this little dragonfly with no wings yet, starts rocking up and down until it gets enough motion to attach its self up right on the nymph and then pulls the tail out of the opening. The dragonfly hangs on to the shell of the nymph (which is a dry shell now) to dry and grow its wings. The drying process takes one to two hours. When the dragonfly has dried the wings will start fluttering and he flies off and the life cycle starts all over again. The adult dragonfly only lives for two months. Now not only did I have a great relaxing fishing vacation, but I saw a part of nature that I never knew before and very few people get to see for themselves. So now every time I see a dragonfly I remember my vacation at Birchwood Cottages in Maine. I tell you if you want a relaxing vacation with no phones ringing att the time, I mean a real get away from it all, Birchwood Cottages on Jackson Brook Lake in Brookton Maine is the place to go. The cottages are right on the shore of the lake and has everything that you might need to enjoy yourself. Check out Birchwood Cottages website: ..birchwoodcottages.. Richard and Sally are willing to answer any questions you might have and are always willing to help you whenever they can. Also the dragonflies start hatching around the last week of May or the first week of June and you can see the cycle for about a week. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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