The Legend of Dragonfly Pond will take you on a journey to the wetlands to meet other animals - deer, birds, quail, butterflies, other dragonflies, and the Blue Heron. Use your imagination as you color Dragonfly Pond, his Secret Tunnel, and the
Fly with him as he searches for a Christmas tree, finds Butterfly Meadow with his friend Golden Wings, and gathers food for Autumn Harvest when Autumn leaves fall. Be sure to count the butterflies as you color them bright colors, create for Wings a beautiful sunset at the ocean, and enjoy fireworks that light the night sky over Dragonfly Pond!
Alene Adele Roy is a newspaper columnist and author of "Cooking With Sourdough - A Tribute To The Oregon Trail Pioneers," and two inspirational books. Her poetry was featured in "
She has written for various publications, including "Tea With Alene" for The Montanian Newspaper, "In His Gardens" for the Baker City Herald and Scappoose Spotlight, a children's fiction series, "
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The Legend Of Dragonfly Pond
By Alene Adele Roy
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He is a happy young dragonfly and insect that lives at Dragonfly Pond. He belongs in the order Odonata, a subgroup of insects. He has a head with large eyes, a thorax and an abdomen. On his long body are three pairs of legs, two forewings and two hindwings. Dragonflies eat insects, mosquitoes, flies, moths, ants, spiders, and bees. Young dragonfly nymphs eat insects in the water and small fish. There are nearly 5,000 dragonfly species worldwide. They only bite to escape harm.
He loves Dragonfly Pond because dragonflies must be near water. They are found at ponds, streams, or other wetlands, since their larval "nymphs" are aquatic. Nymphs are young insects. Aquatic means growing, living, or often in water, just as many fish, insects, and birds live in or near water or wetlands.
Wetlands are areas where the land is covered with water some or all of the time, such as: bogs, swamps, streams, marshes, ponds, lakes, sloughs, wet meadows, and even potholes. Tide flats and river overflow areas are also wetlands. Dragonflies love all of these places.
Wings soars over the pond with Father and Mother Dragonfly.
Grandmother Dragonfly lands on the garden gate.
Grandfather Dragonfly finds a thunderegg, where dragonflies could hide. These rocks are knobby on the outside with a hole lined with agate, jasper, or crystals. Formed in a lava flow, they are only found where there has been volcanic activity.
Crow lives in Evergreen Tree near the pond and eats berries, fruit, insects, nuts, and seeds.
Wings, The Mosquito Hawk, is a pond-haunter. He soars with the Dragonfly Kids and a new friend, Princess Golden Wings. He met her at Mossy Rock. Dragonflies lay eggs in moss - hundreds or thousands of them. They warm their wings before flying. With their legs, they form a basket to catch and eat mosquitoes, flies, bees, midges, and other insects in flight.
Dragonflies come in many colors. They can be striped or have spots on their bodies. Some, which are now extinct or no longer living, had a wingspan of 2 34 feet.
Tulips bloom at Dragonfly Pond in the springtime.
What did Wings and The Golden Dragonfly find in A Secret Garden?
Mr. and Mrs. Pond Duck find food in Dragonfly Pond.
Waterlilies dance when North Wind makes pond ripples.
Fish love the pond. They swim and jump for mosquitoes and make ripples in the water. They like to swim through the waterlilies, too. In the winter many of them hibernate, which means to become dormant or rest. They do this when the water turns cold or icy.
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