Dragonfly season

The dragonflies have started making appearances around my garden.

blue dragonfly

A Great Blue Skimmer? (Libellula vibrans) perching on a dead flower stem.

I love watching these graceful insects buzz around my garden. A small pond in my front yard, perhaps three feet long and two feet wide, seems to be enough to attract them by the dozens. I like how this one seemed to cock his head and consider me as I photographed him.

dragonfly in pond

One of my goals for the summer is to learn more about the dragonflies and other insects that visit my garden. I think this one is the Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans). Lots of these come to visit, and they’re enormous.

I hope they’re eating lots of mosquitoes.

dragonfly profile

 

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3 thoughts on “Dragonfly season

  1. One of the gardens on the Richmond Art Museum (RAM) Secret Garden Tour on 6/21-6/22 featured garden ornaments with dragon fly ornaments as a memorial to the daughter of the family. There were real dragonflies there also. I love them and they have such interesting life histories. Our half acre pond supports several varieties.

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