We have an abundance of dragonflies every year, but last weekend while walking around our property, I saw the biggest and most beautiful dragonfly I’ve seen in many years and I just had to stop and spend some time with it. After all, adult dragonflies only live for about two months and it’s getting pretty frosty around here the last few days.
There is a creek (the Conewago) just across the field from us where the dragonflies likely lay their eggs. This one will need to find a mate and get laying soon so the nymphs can spend a cozy winter beneath the water. We’ll meet them next spring (sometimes as early as late February).