lizbrownlee – poet

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Z is for Zoe Waterfall Damselfly

damsel copy 2


Ah! The very last entry in this years A-Z blog Challenge.

The Zoe Waterfall damselfly is endemic to north-east Mexico.

It is exceptionally beautiful with long clear wings that have black tips with a blue stripe. Although occasionally some of them have entirely black wings.

As adults they are voracious predators on flying insects, using their huge black eyes which are specialised to detect movement.

Not a lot is known about this damselfly – and it is classed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because of the deforestation of its high forest habitats.

© Liz Brownlee

IUCN Red List here.

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  1. I’ve enjoyed this! Obviouly this is a topic you’re passionate about.


  2. Well A to Zedded! I have enjoyed this series.


  3. It has been delightful to get up every morning to one of your delicate and beautiful poems Liz. Thank you so much.The Spider Monkey and the Paradox Frog are particular highlights for me. And I loved your Green finch story


  4. Congratulations on another delightful poem and story, Liz. We have the banded agrion damselfly (hope that is the correct spelling) on the river near us and watching their display is truly amazing. What a range of creatures we have met during this challenge.


  5. Congratulations on completing A to Z. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through these postings.


  6. How pretty, both the picture and the poem.


  7. Liz

    We did it, Liz – we finished the challenge! your poems and lovely drawings have helped me through a tough month. Thank you.


  8. Gorgeous, (I’m going to call it a dragonfly) Dragonfly. I love the poem! Very good! 🙂


  9. Another lovely poem. It looks so delicate and lovely.


  10. What a delicate (if voracious) beauty! Discovering your blog (thank you for your visit) on the very last day. But now I can go back to the beginning and read them all in a row. Thank you and Congrats!


  11. Congrats on making it to the end of the challenge…fun, wasn’t it? Now maybe I’ll get some zzzzz’s.


  12. In my own words

    I’ve enjoyed reading your poetry and will definitely visit your blog again. Poetry can be a “lost art” and I enjoy your style and imagery. Congratulations on making it to “Z.” If you have a minute and want to visit mine, I’m at or “In my own words” on the A to Z list.


  13. Thanks for dropping by my blog or I wouldn’t have found yours. Even if it was on the last day of the challenge. I am taking my time perusing it now.


  14. I like your poem on the damsel fly. You can just see the flitting of wings, and the dance over the water. I like how you point out it is on the IUCN list (and provided the link). I think that people should be made aware of species not be around in the future. How many have we lost already?

    I am so pleased to know that you write childrens books as well. It is a fun way to interact with kids and adults!

    Thank you, Liz, for dropping by my place and introducing me to yours! What a pleasure it has been to get acquainted to you through this challege. I look forward to being able take some time now to read more of the participants entries.


  15. Oh my, you came up with some unusual animals for the different letters.
    Congratulations on finishing A to Z!
    Beautiful poetry!


  16. awriterweavesatale

    The sum of sight – absolutely loved that. If your’e interested in submitting any of your A-Z to The woven tale press, I’m planning a special issue. Arlee will be announcing it on his site.


    • Thank you Sandra. Would they be good enough? They are all about animals.


  17. Fida

    This is beautiful! (:


  18. I’ve never heard of the zoe waterfall damselfly. Sounds kind of pretty. I’ll have to go look it up.

    Congrats on finishing A to Z. You stopped by mine a few letters ago and I just discovered the comment was put into the spam folder. I will have to be better on checking that folder to make sure real comments don’t make it in.


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