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jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2010
7:15 PM

Post #8030168

This guy has been sitting on the tip of this bamboo stick every morning by the pond. I dont know how long dragonflies live but he has been around for weeks now. We see each other when I feed the fish and now I can pretty much come up inches away.

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terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #8041195

He's pretty! How cool! I don't know much about dragonflies, but damselflies will land on you. I've had lots of them land on me at once even. Maybe that dragonfly will land on you!
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #8041230

They have aerial battles over the pond. You can actually hear them crash into each other.
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2010
9:27 AM

Post #8041242

Oh!! That sounds like it would be fun to watch!!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

February 21, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9014999

[quote="jujubetexas"]This guy has been sitting on the tip of this bamboo stick every morning by the pond. I dont know how long dragonflies live but he has been around for weeks now. We see each other when I feed the fish and now I can pretty much come up inches away.[/quote]

That is one big dragonfly - how wonderful!
NatureLover1950
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9023410

You do have some neat looking critters out there! I love to watch our dragonflies out in the front yard while we're sitting on the porch but we don't have anything that pretty! Loved your spider too. I have a pretty yellow spider (Golden or Chinese spider I think) that lives in one of our porch windows every summer. Hubby knows to leave her alone when he cleans the cobwebs off the porch :-}
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 28, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9023549

Thanks!
I bet I will have a lot more spiders this year.

steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9023562

Gorgeous! Ive never seen a "red" dragon fly before.

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