Mar 1 - The Dragons are coming!

Yes! It’s possible to see Odonata in March. Maybe not right away, but I saw my first Red-winged Blackbird about 10 days ago, and many Killdeer yesterday, so I’m hopeful that I'll survive the winter and find a dragonfly soon.

Here’s a map of Counties with observations in March. Darker where observations are in the last 5 years. Montgomery and Coshocton have one or two more than the other counties. Notice counties with observations – north to south, east to west. If your county isn’t purple, here’s your chance.

Counties with observations in March. Darker where observations are in the last 5 years. Montgomery and Coshocton have one or two more than the other counties.

Species Earliest
Flight Date
Observations
All Data
Observations
Recent Years
Migratory?
Variegated Meadowhawk
Sympetrum corruptum
12-Mar 4 1 Yes
Fragile Forktail
Ischnura posita
20-Mar 2 No
Common Green Darner
Anax junius
20-Mar 24 23 Yes
Swamp Darner
Epiaeschna heros
29-Mar 1 1 Maybe

Many of our earliest sightings are individuals that are migrating on the spring stormfronts. They can drop out of the sky at any wetland, or maybe your backyard.

Publicado el marzo 1, 2022 09:12 TARDE por jimlem jimlem

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This time of year is when I start having dreams about dragonflies. Thanks for the info, Jim!

Publicado por lgilbert hace casi 2 años

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