April 16 - Off and Running...

What a difference two weeks makes. On April 2 we were still looking for our first Dragonflies of the year. Now we have 155 observations from 47 different people, covering 10 species.

Common Green Darner is far and away the most observed with over 100 records. Other migrants that have arrived are Variegated Meadowhawk, Citrine Forktail, and Carolina Saddlebags. Blue Corporal, Eastern Forktail, and Fragile Forktail have started their emergence, other locals will follow soon.

31 Counties have Apr 2023 observations. Holmes and Huron Counties now have their first ever April observations. Refer to the previous post for a map of counties for April.

These are good numbers - for comparison, 2022 only had 23 observations in the period Apr 1-16. The current April numbers are just short of the total for a similar date range for all the OOS database.

Some warm weather certainly helped. Carry on!

Publicado el abril 16, 2023 10:57 TARDE por jimlem jimlem


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