Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Laying eggs

Watching the female Dragonfly
lay her eggs gave me hope.

She is an ancient insect.

I see Dragonflies for August!


meggie said...

These photos are stunning! You are right, they give hope for the future.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Stunning is the word for these photos. You caught her in the most private of times. Fablous.

Anonymous said...

Stunning action shots! BRAVO

ChrisND said...

Wow. Some great shots and nice to see nature providing for the future.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Thank you. I will keep an eye on the pond and see if I can see "babies". I do like knowing eggs are being laid and seed is ripening!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I was sitting by the pond just thinking when she flew in. It was thrilling for me.

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
When ever I see "eggs" I am so filled with hope! Seeds do that for me too.
I guess all the climate change has me nervous.

Q said...

Dear Tom,
Thank you. Being in the right place at the right time with a camera!
You know the feeling...

Wendy said...

She is so beautiful in her gold and green - just like a queen!
Do you know how long the eggs incubate for? (you said august - the beginning, middle, end?)
Will you be able to watch the babies hatch?
How fortunate you are to have observed this, for the dragonfly truly is a magical and ancient insect.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Thank you! I am not sure how long before we will see the eggs turn to larva and than into dragonflies. I cannot even find her in my Dragonfly field guide. I would expect a few weeks. I bet by August these eggs will be full Dradonflies. I doubt if I will see the "hatching".
They are very wonderful insects. I know very little about the Dragonflies. I have been reading about the birds and the bees and the buttreflioes. I think it is time for me to learn more about the Dragonflies.
I deem 2009, the year of the Dragonfly! I will get started now.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic shots of the dragonfly, and eventually, the pitter patter of little wings will fill the air.

Q said...

Dear Northern Shade,
"The pitter-patter of little wings" is so cute!
I have ordered a couple more books about dragonflies. I am hoping to learn all about them and how to provide habitat.

cyndy said...

Wonderful photographs!

What helpful creatures! They eat the mosquitoes when they are larvae, then they eat them again when they are adults. They are always welcome on the river!

Q said...

Dear Cyndy,
They are wonderful!
I am so very smittem. I still do not know the name of this female. She is beautiful!

Marvin said...

Amazing photos, Sherry. Great work.

Q said...

Dear Marvin,
Thank you! It is hot and humid at my house, perfect Dragonfly weather.