This handsome fellow landed on my arm while I was watering the garden.
What a beauty!
We’ve seen almost no dragonflies this year, until recently, and we’re still seeing far fewer than I would expect. With so many mosquitoes this year, I would have expected a corresponding increase in dragonflies, but not this time. I suspect our long, cold spring and subsequent flooding had something to do with it, just as it did with so many of our pollinators that are in short supply this year.
I am hoping we will start seeing more of these, soon! More dragonflies means less mosquitoes!