The Blue-eyed Darner is a common sight around the creek. It is a dragonfly that is present in the Western United States. It can easily be spotted with its blue and black abdomen. As its name suggests, both male and female adults have bright blue eyes. Adults spend most of their day flying around and looking for other insects to eat.
The Blue-Eyed Darner will mate during flight, and then the female will lay her eggs in the water or on dense vegetation near the water's edge. Once hatched, the naiads feed on tadpoles, and some small fish. When they grow enough they will climb out of the water and shed their skin in order to fly away.