Since today was another day with 90 degree temperatures, there wasn’t much wildlife activity in our backyard — except for the dragonflies. We typically see a few dragonflies near our small pond during the summer, but today things were different. Dragonflies were flying around like crazy. I watched them for a few moments before I realized that more than flying was going on. Dragonflies must like it hot, because they decided that it was the perfect time for mating. Despite the heat, they were chasing each other around before coupling up on the cattail leaves and in midair.
I confess I don’t know much about dragonflies, so I wanted to share a link to an interesting article on Eye on Nature that explains the difference between dragonflies and damselflies.