Dragonflies are often confused with damselflies as they are closely related. However, dragonflies have much larger eyes, which take up most of their head. Both have two sets of wings, but the hind wings of a dragonfly are larger and are extended out like aeroplane wings, even when resting. Dragonflies that you might see around Wellesley Woodlands include the Keeled Skimmer and Emporer dragonfly.
Did you know: Dragonflies are thought to have been on the planet for 300 million years, and once had a wingspan of 2 1/2 feet.