Since our heat spell is continuing, with daily “extreme heat warnings”, I’m pretty much staying inside and working on images I made before this heat wave started … keeping the stress off both me and the wildlife! So, today’s post again comes from the local prairie meadow. As I walked the meadow one evening last week, I was glad to see some of my favorite insects, the Low-flying Amber-wing dragonflies (Perithemis tenera). There were a couple of these guys, who would fly from one plant to another, with their golden wings, enhanced with the red spots, glistening as they meandered about.
Here are a few of the images I made of one of them on some of the prairie plants:
As with most of the prairie creatures I run upon in the meadow, the Low-flying Amber-wings are a beauty to behold, especially when you can catch them in the early morning or late evening sunlight!