Blipper WRPerry and I went to the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary on the Patuxent River and had quite a good time. There were oodles of grasshoppers and a few dragonflies. We were delighted to see many Bluebirds, a Kingfisher, and many deer, including a Buck. Getting shots of all these critters was a different story, however. We spent hours there and can't wait to go back. It is quite beautiful with lots of marshes, and open fields.