Dragonfly

Colorful Dragonfly Walk

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.

Dike Between Two Rice Fields
Dike Between Two Rice Fields

I went there April 28 hoping to see wading birds but instead found a tremendous variety of dragonflies.

Dragonfly
Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly

Dried out vegetation was a popular perching choice.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

A few opted for living grass, and this blade was wide enough to create a nice shadow.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly and 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.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Some of the dragonflies preferred perches over the path.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Surprisingly with all this dragonfly activity I was unaware of mosquitoes or other flying insects around for them to eat.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

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