The other day, I had a great walk in nature on a warm, sunny morning, I saw a lot of wildlife! The mushroom was the first I had seen this season. I do not know what it is. The red-tailed hawk was flying from one ponderosa pine to another, as I passed. The white-tailed deer was camouflaged by the trees and it’s movement brought my eye to it. At a water tank were many bugs, including this common whitetail dragonfly.
White-tailed deer are the smallest member of the North American deer family. They are the most popular game animal. They have good hearing and eyesight, and can leap, with a running start they can jump 30 feet high. They can run up to 40 miles per hour. They are prey to coyotes and bobcats.
Common whitetail dragonflies are fairly large and have unique looking wings, which have a broad dark band across the middle while the rest of the wing has a transparent look. They can be found near water areas such as ponds, streams, bays, or ditches.
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