Over the past summer, I have made it a goal to learn more about common dragonflies and damselflies in my neighborhood. I started observing and photographing them; bought a wonderful book titled: Dragonflies of the Northwoods by Kurt Mead and joined the Minnesota Dragonfly Society (MOSP). A new world of knowledge has opened up to me, and I have felt a lot of joy in connecting with these beautiful creatures.
A the bottom of this post is a link to a poster which I created with the help of Sam Barczak, a 7th grader at Hopkins West Junior High, Hopkins, MN and Dewey Hassig, and Julie Ikhaml both of Minnetonka, MN.
Dragonflies/damselflies mate and lay their eggs in the water. Most of their life cycle is spent in the water as a larva ( up to two years), while the adults only live a few weeks.
Click on the following link to see the Dragonfly poster: CommonDragonflies