DRAGONFLIES

Here are a couple dragonflies I saw at Bubbling Ponds recently. The Flame Skimmer is a dragonfly of the Southwest, they are native to western North America. Their distinguishing characteristic is dark red-orange body. The females are usually darker than the males. The Blue-Eyed Darner is a common dragonfly in the western United States, spotted… Read More DRAGONFLIES

A DRAGONFLY

Here is a Flame Skimmer dragonfly found close to a water source in the area I live. They are important, as they are pollinators. They transfer pollen from same plant species, which fertilizes, and if successful creates seeds and fruit of the plant. More about FLAME SKIMMERS.

FLAME SKIMMER

Flame Skimmers are dragonflies that have distinct red or dark orange color all over their whole body and wings. They are native to western North America, found around water in the warm summer months during the day light hours. Flame Skimmers feed on the midges, mosquitoes, and the nectar from flowers, they are also pollinators… Read More FLAME SKIMMER