All those dragonflies yesterday reminded me of watching the kids in the neighborhood as they went through the fields catching bugs. They are all older now and don't do it anymore. There are no young kids around so all those dragonflies escaped capture. There were, however, quite a few birds gathering in the trees and on the wires. We also have bats who dart about at night.
Here is a picture of the net that Papa used when he was a kid. It's a bamboo pole with a net wrapped around a wire. The green bug box is the kind that kids use to hold the bugs they catch. It has a plastic door on it for viewing the bugs. My son and daughter were never keen on catching them. We had this one just in case they changed their minds. As you can see, it still looks brand new.