Dragonfly at the Rio Grande

One of my favorite trinkets acquired on our recent road trip through Big Bend National Park, was this small wire dragonfly on display at the Rio Grande Overlook next to the border. A small sign states prices (some items were tagged) and that the crafts were from Boquillas, Mexico. The Big Bend Visitor’s guide says…

Narrow-striped Forceptail

Yesterday I saw this beautiful dragonfly on my walk at our local wetlands, a city run water reclamation park. I’ve identified about sixteen so far and discovered this is a new-to-me dragonfly discovery. I was glad the sun came out to shine on this beautiful guy! The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something…

Dragonfly Eyes

I snapped these photos this morning at our wetlands. Dragonflies everywhere! I know I post quite a few dragonflies, but these are quite clear of his face and eyes. According to GrrlScientist: All dragonfly species have excellent vision. Each compound eye is comprised of several thousand elements known as facets or ommatidia. These ommatidia contain light sensitive opsin…

Nature’s Artwork

The DragonflyThe finishing touch on a canvas of colors and shapesThe shimmering wings God’s signature on His created masterpieceNature, His gallery

Newly hatched Flame Skimmer!

Yesterday morning on my walk, this beauty caught my eye. Upon further examination I realized, he just hatched! This is the first time I’ve seen a newly hatched dragonfly! To watch a very short video of one hatching, click here. It is very beautiful. Based on an article from http://www.british-dragonflies.org, it takes one to three…