Growing up on a ranch in Montana, there were a number of small dams that were on the ranch so the animals were able to get water as they were grazing in areas that had no running water from streams. The water in the dams came from rain and with no streams flowing into them they were what is referred to as still water.
In that kind of water mosquitoes were a problem on occasion. Around the water were many dragonflies. They did a great job keeping the mosquito population to a very small number.
I’m providing some of the pictures from our personal photo albums of the various types we have encountered. The picture gallery is by no means showing even a fraction of the number of the species currently in the world but I hope it will give you an idea of the variety of the types we saw on our dragonfly adventure and encourage you to be on the lookout for them as you travel.