Swarm Sunday – 7/3/2011 – 7/9/2011

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Welcome to another Swarm Sunday!  This week was a little slow, but I did get two swarms reported from Colorado and another from North Dakota, both of which had only a single swarm report each last summer.  Yea!  This week’s swarms were all static swarms and were located in the following areas:

Aurora, CO (a big urban area!)
Broadwater, NE
Houston, TX
Stanley, ND
Watkins, CO

Keep the reports coming!

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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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Swarm Sunday – 6/26/2011 – 7/2/2011

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Swarming is still picking up! And, there were a few migratory swarms reported. That’s super exciting because they were in the western US and that’s an unusual sighting for this time of year and in that part of the country.  It’s always fun to hear about something unusual!

This week, swarms were reported in the following locations, all in the US:

Static swarms:

Albany, NY
Azle, TX
Stafford Township, NJ
Seaside Park, NJ
Grand Forks, ND – 2 of them here!
Austin, TX

Migratory swarms:

Portland, OR
Mattawa, WA

And now it’s July!  The swarming should get really exciting in the next few weeks.

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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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Unless otherwise stated, all text, images, and video are copyright © 2011 DragonflyWoman.wordpress.com

Swarm Sunday – 1/1/11-6/18/11

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It’s Swarm Sunday!  Things seem to be getting off to a bit of a slow start this year, but I’m hoping the swarming activity will pick up soon.  With all the water that’s been dumped on the US and Canada this year and the flooding happening around the US, I think conditions will be right for a very good year!

I haven’t gotten many swarm reports so far this year, but some of them have come from places far outside the US.  Exciting!  This is what I’ve gotten since New Year’s 2011:

US:

  • Static:
    • Temple Terrace, FL
    • Clearwater, FL
    • East Tawas, MN
    • Center Sandiwich, NH
    • Yuma, AZ (this is exciting for me!)
    • Stacy, MN
    • Howell Township, NJ
    • Hartland, WI
    • Texas, near Galveston and Houston
  • Migratory:
    • Ponce Inlet Jetty, FL
Cambodia:
  • Phnom Penh – static

Australia:

  • Coffs Harbour, New South Wales – static
  • north of Perth, Western Australia- static

Looks like this year is starting out a lot like last year with most sightings in Florida and the Great Lakes region and a few scattered around New England.  I’m super excited that I’ve started getting reports from other countries too!  Australia had a ton of dragonfly activity after a series of summer floods, though most were reported in 2010 and not listed here.  I’ve also got reports from Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Belize, Mexico, and Spain!

Swarming should be picking up here soon, so keep an eye out – and please consider reporting any swarms you see!

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