Dragonflies use a variety of perches on which to land, and then utilize their large eyes to keep a lookout for both prey and predators. By choosing a good perch, they have the advantage of resting while being on the hunt. They are also able to use several techniques to regulate their body temperature from this resting position.
“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” ~Alan Cohen
9 thoughts on “Dragonfly Perches”
Some nice Dragonflies’ love the green one top right 2nd one down
This is a great assortment of dragonfly poses and colors too Rebecca. That one light-blue dragonfly on the crumpled brown leaf really stands out. I have still not seen a dragonfly this year and I’ve been to the marsh four times in the warm weather.
Thanks, Linda. That is strange that you haven’t seen any. I’m always glad to see them since one of their favorite meals is mosquitoes, which are really bad here this year.
Not a single one this year Rebecca which is odd indeed. Our big mosquito time is August and already someone has been infected with West Nile Virus.
Sorry to hear that. It has been very dry here so you would think the mosquito population would not be thriving, but they definitely are.
The weather is so erratic these days – we have a dry week but that followed two days of rain. I think I am in long pants for good in the bigger parks.