Saturday 10 September 2011

The stuff of fairy tales

I totally understand why people get caught up in Dragonflies with bodies and wings that glitter like jewels.  I love how they bask in the sun, dragonflies are real posers.  They will not quickly leave a favorite sunny roost and if disturbed they will light again if allowed .  There were three sunbathing late this afternoon and they were very patient with me.

These ones are a smaller species then the ones that soar outside our front window catching small flying insects in the early evening sun, fascinating to watch.
Quick Internet research tells me this dragonfly is called an Autumn Meadowhawk or Yellow Legged Meadowhawk, the most prevalent dragonfly species in our area this time of the year.
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