dragonflys, but they aren't quite!
A dead crayfish in the same pond!
We also saw this hawk or falcon, I'm not quite sure which, land right in front of us on a fence! [MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE: Hello, this is Zack Neher speaking to you from 12/21/2014. As you will one day learn from Anne Price, the Curator of Raptors at the Raptor Education Foundation in Colorado, this is an adult female Cooper's hawk. Thank you for your patience.]
Here's a few pictures of a blue jay!
We also saw this random bird that was flitting around in groups of about thirty or so! Neither Grace or I knew what kind of bird it was, so we took a picture and sent it to my dad, but without even looking at the picture he knew that it was a nighthawk when I called him just by telling him that it looked kind of like a swallow and that it was in a large group eating insects in the air!
Here's a close up picture of a nighthawk!
Finally, here is a picture of another cute dog that we saw!