Dragonflies: 300 million Years of Success… and Still Going Strong.

Smooth newts during springtime lived in a tank in my bedroom. When I was young, just like many other children, I was obsessed with dinosaurs... but there were other creatures that seemed more real to me, probably because they were still around... and also living in the same house. Other children kept guinea pigs and hamsters, but my preference was for the cold blooded killers -- mostly reptiles and amphibians, and then there were the spiders... I really liked spiders. A friendly neighbour told my mother that it was a phase I was going through and I'd get over it... but…

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