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Dragonflies to me means “Everything Happens for a Reason”. I truly believe they are signs of protection, faith, and luck. It means good things are to come. We have had great times and bad luck but I do have pictures to share and videos of millions that have swarmed us and our home.
Oh, how fun! I would love to see a swarm that big!
Media pa 19063. My front yard about 75 to 100. Steady rain this morning.
Birds swooping in after them. Dissapated around dusk.
Excellent! Thank you for letting me know!
Today was the annual dragonfly event at our house, approximately 500 – always around this time of year, from late afternoon until dusk. The kids stand in the middle, and they are swarmed around and landed upon. Usually happens once, last year it was 3 times. It seems magical. 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Sorry- forgot to mention, I’m in mid-Maine. :)
What a treat to see this every year! I would love to have that opportunity. I’m also thrilled to hear that you let your kids stand out in the swarm. That’s such a great experience for them, and one I hope they’ll remember throughout their lives.
We’ve always wondered why they come and why only one or 2 days a year. :)
You’re probably seeing the tail end of the migration north or the start of the migration back south. If you’re anywhere near the coast this is even more likely!
We live approximately 1 hour from the east coast of Lake Michigan.
Hi! I reported a swarm in Florida and wanted to leave some more info. Here are the temps for Jax at the time of the swarm: http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/jacksonville-fl/32202/august-weather/347935
And here is the rainfall for the same: We had had 8-10 inches depending on who you ask. http://water.weather.gov/precip/
I hope this helps!!
Thank you so much for the additional information! I really appreciate your taking the time to send this in.
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Don’t know if this survey is still going on. I just saw a small swarm of dragonflies in my front yard. I had a new pond put in my backyard a couple weeks ago, maybe that had something to do with their being here. I watched for about 15 minutes, then two bats appeared, and soon the dragonflies were gone. I hope a few survived, and will lay eggs in my pond.
Awesome! And yes, I am still collecting data for the project. Would you be willing to make a formal report? If so, just hover over the The Dragonfly Swarm Project link above and click on report. I’d love to add your sighting to my database!
I just reported a huge swarm. I wish I was better at estimating numbers. I would guess hundreds. They were not just at my house. We walked several blocks and they were all over. Very cool!
Nice! That’s a good swarm to see! Thanks for sharing your data with me.
It is August 28th about 1:15 in the afternoon on a hot lightly breezy day (about 90F). I just got done mowing my yard on a riding mower – took about 45 minutes. I noticed a cluster of large dragonflies about 15 min in that stayed the whole time I mowed. I would estimate there to have been 150-200 that stayed within about 50 yards of my mower.
Awesome! I hear a lot of stories about people mowing and attracting swarms, though they don’t tend to be quite as big as the swarm you saw. It probably is related to the fact that I received several reports of big swarms in your area over the past week. There seems to be a lot of swarming going on in SD recently!
I just reported a feeding swarm here in the Central Florida area…about a 100 or so Carolina Saddlebags. We’ve had a 5 year drought going on and this is the first year that we have had a somewhat normal rainy season, so it was so fun to see the dragonflies back!
Excellent! Thank you so much for contributing your sighting to my project!
I just reported a swarm of dragonflyies that were seen ironically at our dragonboat regatta yesterday, where dragonflies are a strong symbol of strength and resilience. I dragonboat in the breast cancer survivor division. One team is called the Dragonflies. It was super symbolic and so fun to see. It had rained like crazy the day before and yesterday was warm and sunny and the sky filled with dragonflies looked so amazing.
What a great story! I’m so glad you shared it – and that you got to see a swarm.
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