Blue Dragonfly Today I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie He dried his wings: like gauze they grew; Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he flew. -- From The Dragon-fly by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
Dragonflies are beneficial to the garden. Their main food source is insects that can be damaging to plants and annoying to people, including mosquitoes and a variety of flies. You may be able to reduce commercial pesticides and mosquito repellents!