In front of my house I have a very small lake, when the weather is nice I sometimes sit down by the water and just relax. Last time I did I took my camera with me because there are always dragonflies around when I’m hanging out there. Sadly I wasn’t able to catch the beautiful green metallic color with my camera, but I think they turned out pretty good anyway.
- There were huge dinosaur dragonflies that lived 300 million years ago. (fact – the largest fossil found had a 2 ½ foot wingspan, and currently there are dragonflies in Costa Rica that measure 7 ½ inches across the wings.)
- A dragonfly’s eyes have about 30,000 lenses and a dragonfly can see all the way around it, but they don’t see details very well.
- From the time a dragonfly egg hatches, it can live anywhere from six months to six years, but only about two months as an actual dragonfly.
- Dragonflies catch their insect prey by grabbing it with their feet.