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Calico Pennant Small Journal


acorn designs journal color swatch

The following description appears on the inside cover of your small journal.


Calico pennants are a common, widespread dragonfly found in meadows and open areas close to water. They have a bright red abdomen and a yellow face. Their wings have a brown spot on each wing tip and a larger brown patch at the base of their hind wings. Calico pennants are thought by many to be among the most beautiful of the dragonflies.

Dragonflies are an ancient order of insects; fossils resembling dragonflies date back 300 million years. These large slender insects are specialized hunters. Dragonflies have large compound eyes that nearly cover the head. Their 4 powerful wings move independently, enabling them to maneuver in an extraordinary fashion, backwards or forwards.

Dragonflies, through their metamorphosis, remind us that our true colors take time to develop. Dragonflies are filled with light and color, they can help us see through our illusions and allow our own light to shine forth.

artwork by Amelia Hansen

text by Steve Sierigk