Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dragonfly Days--- Eastern Pondhawk

This male Eastern Pondhawk was hanging out at Willow Slough on the fourth of July like a drop of blue right out of our flag.

A closer look at the shoreline told a tale of a giant dragonfly hatch. In the lower right of this picture is a discarded escoskeleton that a dragonfly crawled out of as it transformed from a water dwelling insect to the beautiful flying insect.

There were hundreds of escoskeletons lining the shore of the lake---perhaps that was why there weren't many mosquitoes.

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