Hi everyone and welcome to our first post “Darting Dragonflies”! I did want to start this yesterday, but due to those problems on Monday, I lost a lot of pics I had been getting ready for this, and other posts. So, I’m a day late, but hopefully I will be on time each Wednesday for a while talking about dragonflies. When I was a little kid I was actually scared of these critters as they flew around my head and in front of my face. But as I got a bit older I began to really enjoy these acrobatic beauties. There are so many varieties of dragonflies and you likely have many around you that we don’t have here. And many times both male and female look different which adds to confusion in identifying them. Plus there is no book or online site that really includes this area, and that really makes identification difficult. It’s that way with mushrooms too, I need at least 3 different books to identify them all. But today I will just begin by showing two of our dragonflies that I have not been able to identify yet.
So let’s get started with today’s pics…
This beauty was just hanging around here one warm early morning in June last year.
This is a smaller dragonfly and really quite beautifully colored. A lot of people find them quite creepy looking, but hopefully you will all enjoy this series and gain a new appreciation for these amazing insects.
Well, there we have our introduction to this series and there is a lot more coming so please join us each week as we look at them more closely. I hope you all have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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