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RTPI – Meet Your Neighbours: Green Darner

The Common Green Darner (Anax junius) is a migratory dragonfly, just like some of our birds! When we think of spring we imagine many species of birds flying back to our lands after spending the winter in warmer climates. These dragonflies do the same, zipping across the continent to the southern states, or even to Central America, in winter. They return to North America during spring, almost a year after they hatched. Migratory adults often arrive even before local dragonfly larvae emerge from still cold ponds, lakes, or streams, and are among the first dragonflies you’ll see in our area.


The ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ global biodiversity project is a worldwide photographic initiative dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps (wherever on the planet this doorstep happens to be) – and enriching their lives in the process. The animals and plants found in our immediate vicinity are vital to people: they represent the first, and for some, the only contact with wild nature we have.