On July 24th, I was in Hannaford's parking lot in Essex when I saw an abundant number of dragonflies swarming, moving very quickly. I only recognized the
Common Green Darner when it landed on the hood of my car. I have never seen them in these numbers away from water. Sorry, I don't have an explanation, but
noticed that Bryan Pfeiffer had a Blog posting about dragonflies swarming in Michigan on July 26th www.dailywing.net.
From: Ken & Mary Spencer <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2010 7:49 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] dragonflies
I know that this is a bit off topic, but I know that someone in this group will be able to offer some insight. EArlier this evening we had more dragonflies (I don't know which kind) in front of our house and field than we have ever seen together at one time. They were actually swarming, something which I have never seen. They are common visitors for us, but always as individuals. Is this common? Does it have to do with the heat? I appreciate any info that you wise people can give. Thanks, Mary Spencer, Duxbury