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Dragonfly, Yellowish Abdomen, 2

After photographing the dragonfly for my post Dragonfly, Yellowish Abdomen that was perched on a branch I was surprised to spot a couple on the ground. So much for dragonflies sticking to one behavior!

This was on a short side trail off the mowed grass trail that was strewn with leaves and sticks.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

The dragonfly flew to my other side, nicely perching on a dried seed head of some kind.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Fellow blogger Mike Powell (MichaelQPowell.com/)  thinks my first post was of a juvenile female Great Blue Skimmer. I’ve just bought Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East and am on my way to learning more about the dragonfly and damselfly worlds; at more than 500 pages there is a lot to know.

Dragonfly, Yellowish Abdomen

I spotted several dragonflies while walking around a small, rather overgrown pond.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

A ten to twelve foot (about 3 Meters) wide grassy area is kept mowed and a few dragonflies were zipping ahead of me over the grass while some stayed over the pond.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

This one obligingly stopped for a break, even staying in position as I passed by and shot from a different angle.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

April 22, 2021