I am so very behind on getting data from the Dragonfly Swarm Project shared here, but I wanted to get the data from this year so far up! Here’s what I’ve gotten since the beginning of 2017:
Palm Springs, CA
Dewey Beach, DE
Elizabeth City, NC
Virginia Beach, VA (x2)
Adelaiade, South Australia
Moana, South Australia
Port Elliot, South Australia
Perth, Western Australia (x3)
Pemba, Cabo Delgado
Inhambane City, Inhambane Province
I will add the map soon! I have a bad internet connection and am having a hard time getting Google Earth to work…
Australia hasn’t been very well represented in the last few years, but made a bit of a comeback on the western side of the country during their early fall. The US sightings so far are fairly normal – a few sightings, mostly in the south – but there is an interesting data point in Delaware that suggests the dragonfly season may have started a bit earlier in the US this year.
I’m very excited to be able to add some new countries to my list! Mozambique, Aruba, and Zimbabwe are all new, and the sighting in Cambodia is only the second sighting reported from that country. I know part of this has to do with the fact that all my information and data forms are in English and I know there are far more sightings reported worldwide than I have reported to me, but I’m excited that the list of countries is now 38 strong.
If you love dragonflies, I hope you’ll be on the lookout for swarms again this year! I’m recommitting myself to sharing data here this year and will also keep you updated as I work to prepare the first publication for this project! I might have disappeared a bit over the last year, but the project is still going strong and I’m excited to start a new season of the Dragonfly Swarm Project.
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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