Wednesday Wings from Bags of a Feather- Dragonflies

Another post in my series called Wednesday Wings from Bags of a Feather– this time featuring dragonflies!

Dragonflies are very interesting creatures, and I look forward to seeing them zip around the garden in the middle of the summer. Here are some fun facts from a site called dragonfly-site.com.

  • A bee flaps its wings about 300 times per second, but a dragonfly flaps its wings at only about 30 beats per second. (fact, dragonflies have two sets of wings so they don’t have to beat them as much to fly.)
  •  A dragonfly is a very strong and good flyer, and can fly at speeds of up to 36 miles per hour. (fact, but not all dragonflies are that fast – one was clocked at this speed in Australia)
  • Dragonflies are known as snake doctors because they can bring dead snakes back to life. (myth)
  • There were huge dinosaur dragonflies that lived 300 million years ago. (fact – the largest fossil found had a 2 ½ foot wingspan, and currently there are dragonflies in Costa Rica that measure 7 ½ inches across the wings.)

– See more at: http://www.dragonfly-site.com/dragonfly-facts.html#sthash.HPNqG2p2.dpuf

I really like dragonfly fabrics, and many of them have finely detailed designs with metallic accents. Here are a few of my favorites:

Until next time- think spring  and dragonflies!
–Wendy