Dragonflies are the new “birds”

July 30, 2012 at 4:14 am (Atlanta, Dragonflies and Bugs, Georgia, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , , , , )

Halloween Pennant female, Panola Mt. Georgia. This is one of those dragonflies whose wings can assume various angles independently of each other.

I certainly spent more time photographing dragonflies this week than I did birds, so I guess I’m getting a new hobby.

Despite the summer heat, I spent all day last Monday walking in the sun at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and Panola Mountain State Park near Atlanta.  There weren’t too many birds, at least none that would admit to it.  But the dragonflies….  An odonate lover (the insect order encompassing dragonflies and damselflies) would have been in bug heaven.  Read the rest of this entry »

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