I've been seeing dragonflies for a few weeks now, but the numbers are really starting to increase over the last few days. The secret to getting them on your finger is to find one at rest. If they let you get close enough to snap some closeup pics, just put four finger in front of them and they will usually climb right on. Still haven't seen any Monarchs or mantises yet. Can't wait for the mantises they're usually pretty curious, not to afraid, and easy to work with. We're right on the edge of the Widow territory, never seen any myself though, and I've looked for them.