Dragonflies are indicators of fresh water health.
Universally, dragonflies are symbols of change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. In some cultures, dragonflies represent good luck or prosperity. So, make a wish when you see a dragonfly and maybe all your wildest dreams will come true.
Dragonflies are truly ancient – they were among the first winged insects to evolve, more than 300-million years ago, and there are more than 5,000 known species. These incredible insects live on every continent, except Antarctica.
Dragonflies are predators in the insect kingdom and prey on ‘dem pesky mosquitoes (midges, sandflies) among other things.
They are important to our precious ecosystem - but are under threat.
To encourage the dragonfly, you could create a pond in a spot with plenty of sunshine and shelter from strong winds. The dragonfly loves tall-stemmed plants, floating plants, and oxygenating plants.
I love how a dragonfly appears out of nowhere and hovers robotically like an alien bionicopter. Nature’s magic really does sometimes seem otherworldly.
Long live the stunning dragonfly.