Swarm Sunday (On Monday) – 7/14/2013 – 7/20/2013

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I’m getting Swarm Sunday up a day late this week, but sometimes that’s just how it goes.  Last week, dragonfly swarms were reported from the following locations:

USA:

Hephzibah, GA
Denver, IN
Huntington, IN
Eagan, MN
Garfield, NJ
Margate, NJ
Passaic, NJ
Curtice, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Conway, SC
Leander, TX
King George, VA
Bayside, WI

Canada:

Hussar, AB

Here’s the map for this week:

7.14.13 - 7.20.13

The red pins are static swarms and you can click on the image to make it larger.  You’ll notice that a large proportion of the swarms so far this year have been relatively near large bodies of water or the ocean.  You’d think that with all the rain that many parts of the country have been getting lately that you might see more activity inland, but apparently not.  We’ll see how things look in the coming weeks, whether this pattern holds or things start moving inland as I would expect at this time of year.

Another short update this week.  Keep reporting your swarms!  Every new point is a valuable new piece of the puzzle on how and why these swarms form.

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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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One thought on “Swarm Sunday (On Monday) – 7/14/2013 – 7/20/2013

  1. Pingback: Dragonflies and Damselflies and Algae, Oh My! | In the Big Muddy

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