If you live in the West, Julianna, you may well have Flame Skimmers (Libellula saturata), also called Firecracker Skimmers. The males are bright orange and the females duller brown, so you may have two pairs, in fact. They are likely laying eggs in the koi pond--the youngsters burrow down in the mud eat all sorts of aquatic insects. Your pond has probably hosted many many generations of these dragonflies!
Free Email Newsletters
Almanac Weekly Companion:Editors handpick timely topics: weather, gardening, the Moon, folklore, and more.
The Almanac.com General Store: Great savings, exclusive offers!
Almanac Recipe Box: Our best recipes delivered twice a month.
Great Almanac Giveaway: A monthly chance to WIN a fabulous prize.
Check out this month's prize: from Almanac.com
Enter to win!
Visit the Almanac Live!
See where we live.
Look through the Almanac webcams.
Visit our sister Web site: www.YankeeMagazine.com
Custom programming and server maintenance by Reinvented Inc.
©2014, Yankee Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444, (603) 563-81112014-07-29 23:51:44