Lovers' Getaway in Kirkland
Mating dragonflies narrowly escape this frogs gaping mouth and front legs.
Waiting for mating dragonflies to arrive, hookup, and then begin tapping the water to lay eggs requires a great deal of patience. There will be long stretches of just males chasing each other around the breeding site. During mating the male latches onto the female and they begin hovering up and down, tapping the water. Unbeknownst to the dragonflies, who are locked together, tapping the water is nature's way of ringing the dinner bell for the pond frogs. Sensing the cavorting dragonflies will cause a frog to quickly jettison into place in hopes of getting a two for one meal on one jump.