Swamp darner - with a fun story! by Vicki’s Nature You wanna guess where this Swamp darner was hanging before it was hanging on this branch? Would you believe: on my nose?
Story: We’re used to these big (almost 4" long) darners playing with us: zipping around us and right by our heads at high speed (River cruisers do this too). I watched this Swamp zoom down headed right towards me from a distance, stop and hover inches in front of my eyes - as if making a decision - what a view! I loved just seeing her so close. Then suddenly … SMACK! … she attached to my nose! My husband saw the whole thing and was trying to get his phone out to get a shot as I turned toward him laughing - this Swamp hanging vertically on my face (he said its footies were just under my glasses). He missed the shot but lucky again - it went and perched on this tree branch ( her eyes look purple instead of their typical blue - maybe she was new to this world?). We’ve had mostly Blackwater clubtails & Gray petaltails land all over us - but this perspective of feeling like the bullseye on a dart board and she was the dart - was one I’ll never forget. at the wetlands - this weekend, North Georgia
Happy Dragonfly Monday!