Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Dragonflies and damselflies

I love ALL of nature. But I think it's HUGELY cool that our "urban" yard–which is planted with a diversity of native species–has SO FAR attracted 12 different species of dragonflies and damselflies. We're not even close to water! Unless you count our little stock tank pond, and I rarely, if ever, see dragonflies or damselflies near it. 

Today I stalked an eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) and finally got some decent photos. A new species for our yard. I was THRILLED! 
  
Kudos to iNaturalist for such a great and easy way to compile species lists.

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