This Dragonfly is an Eight-spotted Skimmer that I photographed yesterday on the Beaver Marsh Trail. Dragonflies are numerous in the marsh of Beaver Creek State Natural Area. The shallow, slow moving waters of nutrient rich Beaver Creek provide excellent habitat for them to reproduce and live. This in turn provides a good food source for the birds and particularly the swallows. Dragonflies have been the favorite insect for us to observe being fed to the baby Tree Swallows on our live cam in the Welcome Center. They are large enough that everyone can have a bite.