We haven’t had many dragonfly visitors in our back yard this summer. Conditions have been wetter and hotter, with no overnight cooldowns. I have no idea if this plays a part or if there are other forces in play.
Today I was quite pleased to spot this Roseate Skimmer perching on a dried hibiscus stem on the patio.
I was even more pleased that he was still there after I went in for my camera.
He stayed around for quite awhile, with the classic dragonfly behavior of returning to the same perch, giving me plenty of viewing options.
September 3, 2022