The feeling of respect for all species will help us recognize the noblest nature in ourselves.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
I visited the nearby woodland pool yesterday to check on the Spotted Salamander egg masses I photographed a couple of weeks ago. After a couple of dips with the net, I was astonished at how large the abundant Marbled Salamander larvae have grown and wondered if any of the Spotted larvae will survive. A couple of more dips revealed a creature that requires a bit of studying before most folks could appreciate it – yet another efficient predator of the pool, a Giant Water Bug.