Today I captured at least two new-to-me dragonfly species! Keeping an open mind and a watchful eye, I continue to improve my ability to spot new dragonfly friends.
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~ John Lubbock
Look closely at the base of the wings and you will see the connection to the name. He appears to be carrying saddlebags when flying.
Common Green Darner:
Named after it’s resemblance to a darning-needle. One of the most common and abundant species throughout North America. He was buzzing around me for quite some time on my walk. I attempted to snap a photo while hovering, but failed. I was extremely pleased to be able to get a photo of him perched on the cattail plant:
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust