Swarm Sunday (on Monday) – 8/4/2013 – 8/10/2013

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Last week was another largely uneventful swarming week, and the season continues to develop about 3 weeks later than usual.  Dragonfly swarms were reported from the following locations last week:


Port Richey, FL
Lake in the Hill, IL
Amherst, MA
Charlemont, MA
Duxbury, MA (2 reports)
Green Harbor MA
Boscawen, NH
Hampstead, NH
Brigantine Beach, NJ
Villas, NJ
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Narragansett, RI
Fort Worth, TX
Lake Fork, TX
Ralls, TX
Sadler, TX
Waterford, VT


 Canmore, AB

Here’s the map for this week:

Swarm map 8.4.13 to 8.10.13

The red pins are static swarms, blue are migratory swarms. Click on the image to make it larger.

Nearly all the activity was either in Texas or in New England last week.  All but two of the reports has mentioned big storms or very heavy rains within a few days of the swarms.  I think that’s interesting!

Everything is still far behind schedule this year and swarming is just starting to pick up now.  I suspect I’ll get the normal surge in swarm reports in 2-3 weeks, but we’ll have to wait and see if things really are just delayed a few weeks or this is an abnormal year overall.

Have a great week, and look for another Swarm Sunday next weekend!


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Swarm Sunday is Coming… Later Today

I’m replacing my cheap, cruddy computer desk with a gorgeous antique oak desk, which I’m really excited about.  Unfortunately, it’s taken longer than expected and my computer is still in about 15 pieces because we ran out of time to get the desk up the stairs and into my office last night.  I’m sharing this because Swarm Sunday is going to be late (obviously!), but it should be up later today if all goes well!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and is looking forward to the new week!


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