Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dragonfly Journal

Today, after running hills with the Boyo, we played a bit in the sprinkler and watched dragonflies buzzing about in the 100 degree day.

We've been seeing lots and lots of twelve spotted skimmers, but today we saw this gal flitting around the garden and had enough time to get my camera, let it acclimate to the humidity and heat, and snap off a few shots.

Behold, the very lovely female Ruby Faced Meadowhawk ...

A male Ruby Faced Meadowhawk has a red body. This one is a pretty amber color so I'm pretty sure it's a girl.
I think I'm going to hunt down all of the 18 species that reside in our area and see how many we can find this season!

More Later

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