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by Karrie on July 01, 2006 07:43 AM
I have them by the ton, I love them, my husband said they bite.........is this true? Have any of you ever tried to habitat for them? I would like to do something for them additional to help make them happy. They must love it here they are here all the time, I have the cute lil green and blue and a few red ones, they are simply beautiful. I just love them around. But their are alot of them. Something here must be attracting them. I do have a pond but its a good 5 acres away.

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by Wrennie on July 01, 2006 10:10 AM
Dragonflies love to eat mosquito larvae. Any pond big murky puddle or standing water can attract them. If you have or build a garden pond put sticks around it so they hang over the water. Dragonflies like to perch out over the water.
As for biting, I've never been bitten, see them all the time.
Maybe do a google search or look in e-nature

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by Karrie on July 01, 2006 10:45 AM
THey sit on the powerline above my pool, I guess they are perching there. Come evening time there are usually at least 6 up there. I enjoy my evening swims while watching them.

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by RugbyHukr on July 01, 2006 01:53 PM
they do not bite. i let them roost on me if they will. just like butterflies. they are my 2 favorite insects.

they do eat mosquitos, so if they are around, they are helping you...

west nile, bird flu...

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by Karrie on July 01, 2006 02:29 PM
We are putting in a water hole tomorrow, I think I will research and try to figure out a way to make it dragon fly friendly. I do just love them they are so pretty.

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by Wrennie on July 02, 2006 12:46 AM
Bird flu is NOT spread by mosquitos.
Infected birds shed influenza virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Susceptible birds become infected when they have contact with contaminated secretions or excretions or with surfaces that are contaminated with secretions or excretions from infected birds. Domesticated birds may become infected with avian influenza virus through direct contact with infected waterfowl or other infected poultry, or through contact with surfaces (such as dirt or cages) or materials (such as water or feed) that have been contaminated with the virus.
from: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm

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by Karrie on July 02, 2006 03:40 AM
I woke up this morning and went out to see my new lilies and to my surprise there were literally hundreds of dragonflies in the front yard. I thought that ironic since I started this post.

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by Wrennie on July 02, 2006 07:42 AM
Oooh, can you get pictures? I Looove dragonflies!

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by melcon6 on July 02, 2006 09:49 AM
Dragonflies do not bite , but they do sew your lips shut so you can't eat or talk! [scaredy]

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by Wrennie on July 03, 2006 12:33 AM
You OK Loz? [perplexed] Sew? Thats a new one to me.

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by plants 'n pots on July 03, 2006 02:21 AM
YOU ok, Wrennie? It was mel, not loz! [Big Grin] [dunno] [kissies]

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by Wrennie on July 03, 2006 11:04 AM
quote:
Originally posted by plants 'n pots:
YOU ok, Wrennie? It was mel, not loz! [Big Grin] [dunno] [kissies]
HOLEY MOLEY! I guess I'm NOT OK. Loz didnt even post in this whole conversation! [perplexed]
I think I needed more caffeine and less blonde... [nutz]

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by melcon6 on July 03, 2006 01:20 PM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [lala]

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by Wrennie on July 03, 2006 06:17 PM
[nutz]

[lala]

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by SpringFever on July 04, 2006 01:11 PM
just took a pic of one I love Dragonfly's  -

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by Jiffymouse on July 04, 2006 02:58 PM
[thumb] cool pic rita!
by SpringFever on July 05, 2006 06:49 AM
Thanks Jiffy!!

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by Karrie on July 13, 2006 08:32 AM
Here is a pic I took a few weeks ago, I couldnt find it to post it. My goal in the next few years is to organize all pictures on the computer. [Big Grin] That should give me enough of a time frame!

Enjoy I sure like this photo, its my wall paper
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by Wrennie on July 15, 2006 12:21 AM
wow Nice!

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by plants 'n pots on July 19, 2006 10:49 AM
Great picture!!!
I find it so hard to photograph them - good job!  -

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by plants 'n pots on July 19, 2006 02:40 PM
[Embarrassed] well then... [Embarrassed]

I found this picture from June of '04 - guess it was easier back then! [Big Grin]

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by Karrie on July 21, 2006 03:25 AM
I have a few more I took this week. The sit on the barb wire fence and just sit there. Its kinda crazy. We have too many here. I had one the size of a bird chasing me on the mower yesterday! I still just love to watch them though. They really seem to like the new water hole.

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by jakesangel on July 25, 2006 04:47 AM
Karrie the dragonflies have taken over the backyard here too. I love to get on the mower and plow right thru them! lol It's like a freeway of dragonflies out there. At one point I just stopped my riding mower and just sat and watched them. Breathtaking! I think they love the new pond. lol
I bet they love your new water hole too!

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by Karrie on July 28, 2006 02:36 AM
They are all over the place here. I just love them. They tend to spend most of their time by the barbwire fence beside the pool. I had one the other day think he was a tough guy. He was the size of a bird and kept buzz bombing me on the lawn mower. To be honest he kinda started to intimidate me. lol

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by penny in ontario on July 28, 2006 03:07 AM
Wow...Lynne, thats a great one!

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by loz on July 28, 2006 05:09 AM
WOW, what a picture Lynne! [muggs]

I rarely see them around here. [Eek!]
by Triss on July 28, 2006 07:32 AM
Great pics! I have not seen very many here. I think I need a water feature!

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