Tag Archives: Dragonfly

Backyard Blue Dasher

Yesterday afternoon we had a multiple dragonfly visitors in our backyard, after seeing very few all summer.

Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly, hibiscus stem, Vinca in the background

I’m pretty sure this is a Blue Dasher, even though it was quite small, about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) long.

Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly on dried hibiscus stem

This individual tried out several of the dried stems in my patio pots.

Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Blue Dasher Dragonfly on dried bergamot flower

Blue Dasher

September 14, 2022

Roseate Skimmer, Back Yard, 2

While watching the Roseate Skimmer featured in yesterday’s post I noticed a bloom in one of my pots that was nearly the same color as the dragonfly.

Sometimes if you wait long enough an insect will land where you would like to take its picture.

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly
Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly

I don’t know the plant, it is a volunteer from one I had a few years ago. It doesn’t look exactly the same, but that fluffy magenta is familiar.

September 3, 2022

Roseate Skimmer, Back Yard

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.

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly
Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly, Purple Caladium Leaves

Today I was quite pleased to spot this Roseate Skimmer perching on a dried hibiscus stem on the patio.

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly
Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly

I was even more pleased that he was still there after I went in for my camera.

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly
Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly

He stayed around for quite awhile, with the classic dragonfly behavior of returning to the same perch, giving me plenty of viewing options.

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly
Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly, Black-eyed Susan

September 3, 2022