There is so much beauty in nature! Its mad to think that some Butterflies and Dragonflies are actually hibernating right now in this horrid winter weather but some do! Some actually survive for another breeding year. I find it incredible that insects like these that rely so much upon the sun, actually manage to survive our winters. Granted, most of them die but so far with a mild winter, we may get a few early appearances come spring/summer next year. The Common Darter is one species that manages to push the boundaries of seasons. They are usually the first to emerge and the last to give into autumn.