The pollinator garden is host to many different wonderful creatures of nature such as dragonflies, bees, wasps, hornets, ladybugs, spiders and more. This page is dedicated to the beautiful and diverse specimens that one can encounter when visiting the Cherokee Pollinator Garden.
Dragonflies are most often found near bodies of water. Larval dragonflies will eat tadpoles or small fish. Adult dragonflies will eat other small insects with a primary diet of mosquitoes. They are carnivorous in both larval and adult stages. There are three stages of development; egg, larval and adult. Eggs are laid in water and typically hatch in two to three weeks. During the larval stage they live in water and use internal gills to breathe. When the larva is ready to become an adult it crawls out of the water and sheds its skin. As an adult they typically live about a year.