Welcome to Aunt Sally's Garden. Relax and observe nature with me
around my Milkweed Patch. Be aware of the creatures that dwell near you. Do the little things to make the world a better place.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The previous "Obelisking Dragonfly" I dubbed a Blue Dasher even though he/she was brown and yellow. Some of you wondered about that. With this posting you can see the namesake! The male Blue Dasher is a beauty, the color of a clear sky. Some dragonflies spend most of their time flying, while others perch. Dashers are perchers. This smart fellow spends his days poised on a branch of my native salvia where the blue blossoms afford him some camouflage. The little Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennes, like other dragonflies, will eat what it can catch. I have seen these guys swoop repeatedly through a cloud of gnats - like sharks through a school of little fish.