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Dragonflies and Damselflies

The ranch supports its own herds of dragonflies and damselflies. They don't fetch the same prices that the cattle used to but the cost of raising them is much lower. Scroll down to view some of the popular breeds on the ranch

Bluet Damselfly, (possibly Boreal). Damselflies fold their wings above them when they rest while dragonflies spread their winds out level. Photo by Rainbow Lake July 22, 2016.

Bluet Damselfly

Common Whitetail Dragonfly by Rainbow Lake July 22, 2016

Common Whitetail Dragonfly

Eight-spotted Skimmer Dragonfly by Rainbow Lake July 22, 2016

Darner Dragonfly (specific species unidentified) by Little Deschutes River August 15, 2016

Darner Dragonfly

Identified using Dragonflies and Damselflies of Oregon by Cary Kerst and Steve Gordon, Oregon State University Press 2011

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