Swarm Sunday – 8/11/2013 – 8/17/2013

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It’s time for Swarm Sunday!  Dragonfly swarms were reported from the following locations last week:

USA:

Moscow, ID
Haverhill, MA
Hull, MA
Romulus, MI
Nottingham, NH
Ocean City, NJ (3 reports)
Greenville, NC
Apple Springs, TX
Denton, TX
Galveston, TX
Houston, TX (2 reports)
Marshall, TX
Victoria, TX
Salem, WI

Canada:

Edson, AB
Prince William, NB
North Gower, ON

Here’s the map for this week:

Red pins are static swarms, blue pins are migratory.  Click to enlarge!

Red pins are static swarms, blue pins are migratory. Click to enlarge!

As in the last few weeks, the activity was centered over the east coast, the Great Lakes area, and Texas.  Three people reported migratory swarms coming in off the coast of New Jersey last week and one migratory swarm was also reported in Texas far from the coast.  Excitingly, there were a few western swarms this week as well, one in northern Idaho and another in Alberta.  I don’t get many reports from Idaho at all, so it’s exciting to see it pop up on the map for the first time this year!

Things seem to be pretty consistent so far this year, but I’m still expecting a big surge in activity in the next few weeks.  Here’s hoping that will actually happen!  Last year’s southward migration was largely a non-event, and I hope we won’t see that again.

And with that, this week’s report is finished.  Have a great week!

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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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