Dragonflies can be found fluttering throughout Iowa, usually near bodies of water like ponds and lakes. They are quick fliers capable of flitting from place to place almost faster than you can see. The symbolism of dragonflies differs around the world. In European folklore, they have been considered tools of evil. Some Native American peoples celebrate dragonflies as symbols of speed and action. In Japan, dragonflies are seen as emblems of happiness and bravery. What do you see when you look at dragonflies?