Oh, to be a dragonfly, zipping gracefully about the marshes and edges of ponds, and pausing for a moment on a twig or blade of grass before darting off anew. Dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, long bodies and two pairs of strong transparent wings – sometimes with colored patches. In some cultures, seeing a dragonfly represents good luck or prosperity. In others, dragonflies represent courage, strength and happiness – just what we need in 2020. Pictured here from top to bottom is a Blue-Eyed Darner, a Paddle-Tailed Darner and a White-Faced Meadowhawk. All photographs were taken in and around Park Hill by Mark Silverstein.