17 July 2009

Winged beasts

The area around the pond is alive with dragonflies. This morning's haul:
Ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)

Well-camouflaged female Eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

And a Twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella).

These bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) flowers aren't dragonflies, but they're jolly pretty.


Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Good pictures. When these winged beasts are in great numbers, nature is alive!!

I havent seen one yet in our garden, these dragonflies.

~ bangchik

easygardener said...

I like Dragonflies - I think it's the vivid metalic colours that makes them so special.