I definitely need a better title for this post. But this common green darner (Anus junius), recognizable to most who pay attention to these things, is big. For the past couple of weekends on my dragonfly photo sprees I have been seeing them, always patrolling, but not perching.
Yesterday at U of M Dearborn this female did perch. I estimate that she was 2-1/2 to three inches long. It's easy to see what a spectacular creature this is.
Above and below: Ovipositing