Emerging Dragonflies


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My small water garden can be a hub of activity at times.

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I generally do a search for frogs. This particular morning in late May, I just happened to be there at the right time to find 3 dragonflies emerging.

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Their color changed as they dry.

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I went out 3 times in 1 1/2 hours to take pictures. This means I made loops of the water garden in both directions to take them … and had me thoroughly confused when picking out pictures for this blog.

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This one worried me because its abdomen wasn’t straight.  .

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I figured that it would straighten as it dried. 

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by my secret love for you on July 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    wow!! those little things look like a human miniature !!


  2. That’s a fascinating thing to see!


  3. Really cool, amazing shots. You were fortunate to witness a process that is a mystery to most of us. Looking at the eyes of these insects, I wonder if they are dragonflies, rather than damselflies. Generally damselflies have widely separate eyes, while dragonflies have eyes that touch. Whatever the case, I really enjoyed the photos.


  4. Posted by Therese on July 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

    THE NATURE TEACHER STRIKES AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! Awesome, Kathy! Just awesome!


  5. What a neat experience! I would love to see this, but have to figure out when the emergences occur. Nice work here.


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