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Since I’m once again away from home this week, our weekly newsletter article is short.

A couple nights ago I noticed a beautiful long-legged brown fly on one of the kitchen window sills. I moved to get a closer look, and realized he had only one wing. He wasn’t afraid of me, and just stood there. He looked like a miniature dragonfly—although dragonflies have four wings, and this little creature had only one.

Even with only one wing he obviously could still fly or he could not have been sitting on the window sill six feet off the ground.Read more