Monday, August 22, 2005

Seen in the Sanctuary:

I caught a good look at this dragonfly as it sunned itself on a wild rose bush on Friday. Since I don't know much about dragonflies beyond telling the difference between them and damselflies, any guess at its species would be a completely blind stab. Anyone with more accurate knowledge is welcome to identify it for me by using the comments link below this post.

I could have wished for the sake of the photo that it had been blue or brown rather than yellow (it blends in with the background a bit too well), but you take what you see in front of you at the time. Sometimes nature just doesn't see fit to cooperate!

Incidentally, did you know that dragonflies spend a large part of their life cycles in water? We find the nymphs or naiads quite often when we do pond studies in the spring.

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