The swarming season is definitely slowing down, though there were two areas this week that saw a fair bit of activity. Swarms were reported from the following locations in the last week:
Miami Beach, FL
Miami Shores, FL
Pompano Beach, FL
Omaha, NE (8 swarms)
Here is the US map for last week:
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There’s been a big event in Omaha and/or Lincoln, Nebraska each year since I started this project and it took place last week. A big migration moved through the Omaha area and several people reported it. There were also a handful of swarms reported from southern Florida (and there have been others reported since then too), so it looks like some of our eastern dragonflies might be headed across the ocean to Central or South America soon!
I’ll post again next week since I’ve already gotten some reports this week, but the season is definitely winding down. Here’s hoping we’ll see one more big burst in activity before the dragonflies disappear for the year!
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