Tuesday, October 6, 2009

COMMON GREEN DARNER

The largest of our local dragonflies are of the Darner family. Here is a female teneral Common Green Darner which I was fortunate to find resting on my Hydrangea tree next to the pond.





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6 comments:

The Early Birder said...

Well Kim, you promised & didn't dissappoint me. Super images of the Darners in this & the previous post. FAB.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Frank...Thank you! She allowed me to touch her ever so gently, but when I placed my hand directly in front of her to step onto, she flew off. The majority of dragonflies don't "walk", but I have had a few take a couple of steps unto my hand. One dragonfly that was slightly injured by my cat, took a few steps unto my hand. It walked or climbed all over my clothes as I sat down with it, finally flying off. Yep...back in the woods too long! Thanks for stopping, Frank.

Randy Emmitt said...

Spooky,

Great shot of this female! Lucky to have her pose so well.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Randy...Thank you! I was surprised when I turned to look at my tree(it's a relatively small tree)and there she was. She was just as curious of me as I of her...it was a thrill. Thank you for stopping by and your nice comments...I will try to visit you as well!

Anna said...

These are some beautiful dragon flies. You have amazing collection. I have some too, but the place we live its hard to get them. Anna :)

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Anna...Thank you, I have yet to post so many of my dragons from this summer of 2009. That will be my winter project! They are a beautiful insect aren't they? Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment..I will try to visit you soon.