Monday, September 8, 2014

A Dragon in the Garden

My wife noticed this female Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) in the Native Pollinator  Garden at the Saginaw Chippewa Academy this morning.  After helping her carry some things in to her 2nd grade classroom, I spent a few minutes photographing it before I headed to work.  This was my favorite photo of the bunch.

It looks like she has had a hard life, but even missing a portion of a forewing, she should still be able to fly and capture prey.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) on Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)

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