The swarming activity is going way down as the weather begins to cool, but swarm reports came in from the following locations over the past few weeks:
Shadow Hills, CA
Mar Del Plata
And here is the US map for the last two weeks:
Red pins are static swarms, yellow pins are migratory. Click the map to enlarge!
Only 4 swarms in two weeks, so the swarming activity is clearly slowing down. It is getting cooler in many parts of the country and the abundance of dragonflies is going down with it. But, there are still a few dragonflies out there! The two American static swarms took place fairly far north, and there was even one migratory swarm in California. These swarms are quite late in the year (four weeks late!) and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get just a few more. That’s super cool!
So keep looking for a few weeks more and report any swarms you see! Would love to have a swarm report from the middle of November, just to see if it’s possible.
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