Swarm Sunday – 8/21/11 – 8/27/2011

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The dragonfly population of the Midwestern US seems to be exploding!  The last few weeks have seen a lot of swarming activity, and this week is no exception.  Swarms occurred in the following locations over the past week:

USA:

Tupper Lake, NY
Rowlett, TX
Poplarville, MS
East Tawas, MI
Hartford, AZ
Surprise, AZ
Hamilton, MO
Leawood, KS
Garden City, MO
Omaha, NE
Kansas City, MO
Pocatello, ID
Saint Joseph, MO
between Columbia and Harrisburg, MO
Nortonville, KS
Falmouth, MA
Edwardsville,  KS
Delton, MI
Mundelein, IL
Atlantic Beach, NC
Creston, IA
Park Rapids, MN
Palm Coast, FL
Marco Island, FL
Beaver Bay, MN
Fennville, MI
Mount Ayr, IA
Belton, MO
Tiffin, IA
Midland, TX
Great Falls, MT
Bowling Green, OH
Wheatfield, IL
Captiva Island, FL
Marshfield, MA
Shreveport, LA
Winnetka, IL
Strafford, MO
Gambier, OH
Mt. Vernon,  IA
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Bourbonnais, IL
Connersville, IN
Pueblo, CO
Franklin, IN
Onamia, MN
Plainfield, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Decorah, IA
Miami Beach, FL (2 swarms)
Concord, NH (2 swarms)
Bloomfield Township, MI
Juno Beach, FL
Stafford Springs, CT
Watseka, IL
Jamaica Plain, MA
Chicago, IL
Walsenburg, CO
Between Bradley and St. Anne, IL
Marblehead, OH
rural Glenville, MN
Lebanon,  OH
Franklin, IN
Roscoe, IL
Hollywood Beach, FL
Ellis, KS

Canada:

Trenton, ON
Calgary, AL

Whew!  Long list!  But very exciting for someone like me who’s trying to collect as much data as possible on these swarms.  Thanks to the 300+ participant so far this year.  You all make this research possible!

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Have you seen a dragonfly swarm? I am tracking swarms so I can learn more about this interesting behavior.  If you see one, I’d love to hear from you!  Please visit my Report a Dragonfly Swarm page to fill out the official report form.  It only takes a few minutes! Thanks!

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Want more information? Visit my dragonfly swarm information page for my entire collection of posts about dragonfly swarms!

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2 thoughts on “Swarm Sunday – 8/21/11 – 8/27/2011

    • Thanks! I saw the website you linked to earlier today and I’m hoping someone will have better photos of the dragonflies in the swarm so I can identify the species that was involved. Looks like they were wandering gliders, which would make sense if it happened right before a storm as that species is known to be associated with storms. Wish I could have seen it!

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