Dragon Storm (Five Photographs)
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I missed the dragonflies emerging from the water again this year and only came across their discarded shells (exuvia). You can see these in the third photo. The strings are part of the larval breathing system. However, I was able to see my first dragonfly swarm. Hundreds of dragonflies were flying about in a relatively small area. Nothing hostile, nothing frightening – it was just a wonder to see. Normally dragonflies are a bit territorial but as you can see they hung like Christmas ornaments off the bushes. From my readings these swarms occur when food is plentiful, and indeed the midges that had plagued the park were not in evidence where the swarm was present.