May 1 - Here We Go

I'm assuming April observations are mostly complete, I'll update this post if additions arrive.

We did good. At this point 354 observations for April. This is over double the 2022 count (158). The 354 represents 19 species, 44 counties, and 68 contributors.

The species/count at this point:

sp #ob #people #days #counties
Common Green Darner 167 48 19 36
Fragile Forktail 55 23 12 19
Eastern Forktail 51 16 12 15
Swamp Darner 20 16 8 10
Blue Corporal 13 7 6 4
Variegated Meadowhawk 12 6 8 4
Southern Spreadwing 9 7 4 5
Common Whitetail 6 5 5 4
Citrine Forktail 6 3 4 2
Springtime Darner 3 3 2 3
Painted Skimmer 2 2 2 2
Carolina Saddlebags 2 2 2 2
Common Baskettail 2 1 1 1
Stream Cruiser 1 1 1 1
Skimming Bluet 1 1 1 1
Red Saddlebags 1 1 1 1
Lancet Clubtail 1 1 1 1
Familiar Bluet 1 1 1 1
Aurora Damsel 1 1 1 1

This includes 2 new county records (Southern Spreadwing in Clermont Co, Swamp Darner in Pickaway Co).

We have 4 new early flight dates (Southern Spreadwing on Apr 11, Familiar Bluet on Apr 18, Red Saddlebags on Apr 19, and Skimming Bluet on Apr 27).

Numbers for Counties with more than 10 observations:

county #ob #sp #days #people
Clark 40 7 7 6
Greene 36 8 13 11
Franklin 33 4 7 6
Clermont 20 6 9 3
Hamilton 19 7 5 6
Montgomery 18 6 8 4
Lucas 18 3 13 7
Champaign 18 4 5 2
Stark 15 6 5 6
Summit 13 5 7 6
Lorain 12 1 8 2
Coshocton 12 3 9 1

Now on to May! This month signals the arrival and emergence of the majority of our Odonata species. Last year we recorded 4,212 observations - note the sizable increase over April. It would be great if can come close to last year!

Posted on 01 de maio de 2023, 05:14 PM by jimlem jimlem

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Awesome results!! The weather here in lake county is very disappointing. Looking forward for better days ahead.

Publicado por sallypsandpiper 12 meses antes

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