We’ve lived in this house for 13 years now and I don’t remember ever seeing this many dragonflies in our yard. Despite not having a pond or water feature, I see them zooming through our yard all day long. This is the third species I recently noticed hanging around, and I was very happy it tolerated me and my camera. The dragonfly in these photos sat perched on my Korean lilac for about twenty minutes. I watched as it prey on unsuspecting insects flying by. Suddenly, it would jet through the air, make a u-turn and land in exactly the same spot where it had been perched before.
There is nothing clumsy about these winged beasts!
This really was a dragonfly week here!
What kinds of critters come flying through your garden right now?