And dragonflies, too

Green Darner
Green Darner

First the damselflies arrived,  now the dragonflies are back. A Green Darner turned up, hiding in the shade of the daylilies.  Unlike the butterfly, it held still, letting me get as close as I like.

Bulls-eye mark on Green Darner's head
Bulls-eye mark on Green Darner's head

That’s when you can really see the bull’s eye mark right in front of the eyes. It’s like a third eye, staring back at you. So cool. Also I think from the way its body is slightly bent that it had only recently emerged and was still hardening its exoskeleton. No wonder it was still there a couple hours later.

It flew off, eventually, a young dragonfly into a young summer.

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