This dike between two rice fields is less built up than most that I’ve walked, putting me down closer to the water than normal. Also unusual is that the edge of the path is a coarse grass about up to my knees rather than tall reeds.
The SC Department of Natural Resources staff had recently mowed the dike, making for an easy walk.
I went there April 28 hoping to see wading birds but instead found a tremendous variety of dragonflies.
Dried out vegetation was a popular perching choice.
A few opted for living grass, and this blade was wide enough to create a nice shadow.
There were gaps in the vegetation along the path allowing me to line up this shot with the duck weed covered water as the background.
Some of the dragonflies preferred perches over the path.
Surprisingly with all this dragonfly activity I was unaware of mosquitoes or other flying insects around for them to eat.