July 29, 2013

The Red Dragon

The Red Dragon by ricmcarthur
The Red Dragon, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The only thing I know about these creatures is; wings out to the sides - dragonfly, wings straight back - damsel fly and with my luck that will turn out to be wrong.
After a little research this appears to be a Ruby Meadowhawk.
- sympetrum rubicundulum.

We turned our front yard into a tall grass prairie with lots of flowering plants. As a result we get a large number of butterflies,dragonflies and bees.
The birds come in to eat various insects and spiders.
The best part is I don't have to water, fertilize our cut grass.

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