We have Dragonflies!!! Yay!!

Ginny McLean_Petite_GardenJuly 28, 2011

Out in the front garden weeding and what do I come across but baby dragonflies! Yay!!! And mom wasn't too far away! Now that the city has sprayed 4 times for skeeters, the dragonflies hatch! Better late than never I guess! I so love to see them hovering around the garden. For that matter, I so love to be IN the garden! No rain for 2 days!!! Hoping for hot August nights!!!

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beegood_gw

I haven't seen many yet. County does not spray so they will have lots to eat. I took this last year early in the morning when it was quite chilly out.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 7:24PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I love to see them...great shot bee good!
I find this year with lots of rain lots of them and frogs.
This one...5 in a row my wife shot.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 7:54PM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Isn't it funny how they chose to sit on the twist in the wire instead of anywhere else along the row.

Do you suppose the fifth one is in trouble with the other four? He left a space, LOL!

Did you know that dragonflies can't walk very well?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 8:08PM
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shazam_z3

I had a monster one in my house a few days ago. It was four inches long.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 9:42PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

We have zillions here. Sometimes I look out in my backyard and think if it was any other insect, I'd be disgusted.

BTW not to nitpick but dragonflies don't have babies. They have a nymph stage that lives in water, then they hatch out fully grown with wings and fly away. There are several different species though, that are different sizes and colours. Around here I've noticed the huge black and blue ones aren't as friendly, but the small red and orange ones like to sit on my hand.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 10:14PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Then I am very lucky to have different varieties of dragonflies and probably some damsels as well!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 10:38PM
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beegood_gw

That is a real neat picture Konrad.Wonder what that lone one did to be left out?Oh well they all look alike when they fly and it will be part of the group in no time.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 12:18AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Gil, did you see my picture on FB of the emerald green and black dragonfly? I've never seen one before - it was really beautiful (for a bug!).

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 8:31AM
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Sweety2002(2a)

Those are GREAT pics of the dragonflies. :)

Oh yeah, the dragonflies like to sit on the tops of the steel poles we have to reinforce our trellis. I always see them sitting there, ALWAYS!! :) It's a good sight. :)

This is the first year that I have seen this many dragonflies that have stayed around this long. Usually they are here and then a few days later, they leave. :( I haven't seen very many skeeters out there and I've been out in the garden almost every day. :) *knock on wood*

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 12:14AM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Marcia, or anyone, what the heck is FB ?

I'd love to see the picture of the emerald green and black dragonfly =:)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 12:30AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

FB is Facebook. I'd also like to see an emerald green and black dragonfly.....:)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 1:11AM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Marcia - Could we please have a picture of your dragonfly? I don't do Facebook. I know ......... =:)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 1:25AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

I can't find it Marcia, tag me in it!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 10:03AM
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