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Claire Heser, a kindergarten student at Avery Elementary in the Webster Groves School District, is greeted Tuesday morning, the first day of school, by Avery Super Principal Kevin Starks. When actors who were to portray superheroes backed out at the last minute, staff at Avery stepped in and…

This twelve-spotted skimmer is common to southern Canada and all 48 of the contiguous United States. The dragonfly, photographed in a Webster Groves front yard garden, is easily recognized by three brown spots on each of its four wings. Males, as shown above, display white spots between the …