Friday, September 18, 2009
The buttonbush down at the pond puddle are quite tired of blooming, thank you very much. They have settled down to the more serious business of seed making, but the suitors still come.
No way the dragonflies are taking a break. We live, we eat, we fly, we mate ... sometimes at the same time.
My brother told me that recently he watched a dragonfly zip up to an orb weaver's web and hover about an inch from the spider.
Intrigued by this odd standoff, he stood still ...watching, ... half expecting the dragon to bumble into the net and become spider chow.
He said the dragon continued to hover, his huge eyes twitching as he studied the spider only a flyleg in front of him.
Suddenly, the dragon lunged forward, snatched the spider from it's web, and took off with it's prize!
I had no idea they they did that kind of gutsy stuff.