So I'm working Groton-2 on Saturday along a Class IV road in Topsham. From
the car, I notice a pair of copulating Common Wood-Nymphs. I slam on the
brakes, grab the camera gear, and start shooting like crazy. It's a remote
road, but a guy drives by, and I manage to smile and wave. Next thing I
know he pulls into his driveway, which is about 30 meters away. I'm still
shooting in the brush along the road. Then he starts shooting. Two rifle
shots were enough to convince me to get the heck out of there.
I can't be certain his shots were directed my way. And I don't want to
scare anyone from survey work on back roads. But do be careful out there.
In any event, here's the photo (which I'm glad to say wasn't my last):
The Vermont Butterfly Survey
A Project of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
27023 Church Hill Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
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