I’ve taken hundreds of images of reeds similar to these that are along the edges the various rice field impoundments I frequent, with and without insects, birds and lizards. This image from July shows a line of the tree-like structures of the seed heads and dragonfly.
Earlier this week this stalk caught my eye, the strands somehow stuck together. It reminds me of the Dritz tracing wheel used in sewing to transfer pattern markings. Or the long fingered wheel of a hay rake.