Results of Fifth Annual Dragonfly Count
Howard County, Maryland
June 5, 2010
Despite the marginal weather (cloudy, 80's,
light rain in early afternoon), the count was marvelously
successful. We found an all-time high of 52 species!
Our previous maximum was 44 species.
Thirty people participated, including nine
who were new to the dragonfly count.
Some of the better finds were Swamp Spreadwing, Appalachian Snaketail, Brown Spiketail, Mocha Emerald, and Autumn Meadowhawk. The Autumn Meadowhawk was months earlier than expected!
Slender Bluets seemed unusually abundant
this year, although that may be simply due to a mass
emergence at one pond. Overall we counted 2705 individuals,
which is higher than we've seen in most previous counts.
Click on the white buttons above to find details about the count and the results.