Bidding farewell to the Gray Tree Frog in her pine tree perch, Coral heads back down to the forest floor and slowly begins her way out of the woods.
Not far from the frog’s pine tree, in a quiet spot where the meadow meets the trees, Coral finds a dragonfly resting on a blade of grass. She believes it’s a Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). She would like to greet him, but the dragonfly seems dazed and doesn’t move a muscle as she leans in close to say hello.
Coral wonders if he is injured or just tired from a long flight. She hopes he gets well enough to fly again and get back to eating mosquitoes. Dragonflies are amazing predators and can eat hundreds of mosquitoes (as well as other insects) in a single day! Because of this, Coral is always happy to see dragonflies busily zipping around near the woods.