Earlier this evening I was pulling some weeds in our little herb garden when I noticed something attached to a basil leaf that was definitely not a weed:
I’m no entomologist, but this looks like a dragonfly to me. Although it’s way cooler than any other dragonfly I’ve seen before. This is much better than my previous attempt at close up wildlife photography. The bug let me snap a few pictures then regally flew over to a strawberry plant, where I was able to get another decent shot:
After reading about dragonflies, I’m glad I have them. Among their prey are mosquitoes. And even though this summer is just a week old (officially), I’m already unable to count the bites. So anything that looks as cool as a dragonfly and eats mosquitoes is fine with me.