Indian Island County Park
|Female Painted Skimmer..ain't she sweet..|
a Salt Marsh treat!
The lifespan of an adult dragonfly is short, they live just long enough to mate and reproduce..several months at the most, and are more likely to die of predation than old age.
Hubbard County Park
|Seaside Dragonlet, this is a female in "male form"|
..a cross-dresser I guess
|This is a female properly attired..|
these little beauties swarmed the salt marsh
|Seaside Dragonlets are the only dragonflies in the |
Western Hemisphere that can breed in undiluted seawater
From the seaside to a pond..found deep within the newly opened Brookhaven State Park
|Calico Pennant..enjoying the sedges pondside|
|They perch facing away from the water, |
to search for mates..after all..there isn't much time..
|Shared the ponds edge|
|As did a Damselfly.. Atlantic Bluet, I think|
Damselflies are a different suborder of Odonata, (Zygoptera) with a more slender abdomen and wings held close to the body.
Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the well where he did lie...
Thro' crofts and pasteurs wet with dew..
A living flash of light he flew ~ Tennyson (More will surely flit thro' this blog!)