15 September 2010

Dragonflies

I don't think I ever remember seeing so many since I was a little child.  Anyone else notice a bumper crop of them this year?  What does it portend?

9 comments:

Jon M. Ellingworth said...
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Jon M. Ellingworth said...

Yeah, strange. We've had them all Summer in NY too.

Edward Reiss said...

Fewer mosquitoes?

X said...

We noticed it too! TONS of them. Like 7 in our suburban back yard at one given moment.

Edward, I think I've only had one mosquito bite this year.

Pr. H. R. said...

It's just your house! There was an incredible swarm last night before the meeting.

Perhaps they really like meat, oil, eggs, and no carbs :)

+HRC

nrvous6 said...

There is extra food in the food-chain this year for them the past few years, so they have been growing in numbers.

Adam

Jeremy Loesch said...

What it portends is more dragons. Everyone knows that dragonflies will shed their wings, grow thicker skin, grow legs, a tail, and become a full-fledged dragon. St. Michael might be busy so keep St. George on standby.

Jeremy

bunnycatch3r said...

Last month hundreds of them~ impossible to dodge on a motorcycle.

Anonymous said...

The comment 'fewer mosquitoes' is right on the mark. Dragonflies eat other insects, and mosquitoes are on the top of the menu. Dragonfly larvae are also aquatic. (Which explains why we didn't have many this year in central Texas until just the last few days.) If you find you have a surplus of dragonflies, I'll trade you 10,000 grasshoppers for each dragonfly you send our way!
;)

Somewhere down in Texas...