Dragonflies, where do they come from? Long Valley- Morris County NJ
I am sure you are asking yourself, why in the world are we talking about dragonflies now. Well, there is a great reason. We see fall as the time of year our ponds begin going dormant.
This is far from the truth. In our ponds right now there are probably numerous dragonfly nymphs either hatched and growing or beginning to hatch. That's right, our ponds, fountains and even waterfall areas are a dragonflies ideal place to lay their eggs. These eggs hatch into nymphs and can live in our pond and water features for up to four years! Can you believe that, four years.
After the nymph stage of the life cycle they climb out of the water on our water plants and morph into the beautiful dragonflies we see during the spring and summer.
How very cool is this, the ponds and water features we all have really bring so much more to our surroundings than we all truly know.