Photo of the Week – October 1, 2010

Dragonfly on Roundheaded Bushclover

This dragonfly was perched atop a roundheaded bushclover flower in a restored prairie here in Aurora.  Because it was a cool early fall morning, it was reluctant (unable?) to fly and let me get close enough to take its portrait. 

Dragonflies are one of the larger predator insects in prairies and like to eat mosquitoes and other small flying insects.  They use their extreme speed and agility to catch their prey on the fly.

2 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – October 1, 2010

    • Chris Helzer November 12, 2010 / 6:49 am

      Thanks. Fall color was a little different this year with the long warm fall. Prairies seemed to do their typical golden color on time but a lot of the trees seemed confused.

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