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Thank you for the correction and the education, Josh.  I guess the biologist 
I spoke to wasn't as up on things as they sounded!

Mariel Stephenson
Columbia, Mo
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshua Uffman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: Dragonfly question


> Hello Mobirders,
>
> I am by no means an expert on Odonates, however, I am a biologist; and my 
> focus is entomology.
>
> Just want to set the record straight.....  Dragonfly's do migrate!  Not 
> all, but a few do; the key word being "few".  Here are a few links I 
> quickly found on the web discussing dragonfly migration:
>
> http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/fall/DragonflyMigration.html
>
> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1012_051012_dragonfly.html
>
> However, is lack of them in this weather due to migration?--probably not. 
> Dragonfly's are voracious predators of flys.  I would speculate that a 
> combination of the cooler weather, on both their prey and the dragonfly's 
> themselves, makes both much less active; as cooler weather does to many 
> insects.
>
> Josh
>
>
>
> Joshua Uffman
> St. Louis County, MO
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>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Mariel Stephenson <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 1:55:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Dragonfly question/Dove Season starts
>
>
> I have it from one (1) (good) authority - a biologist -  informing me that
> dragonflies don't migrate.  Their lava hibernate over winter and hatch in
> spring/summer.
>
> Mariel Stephenson
> Columbia, Mo
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 12:24 PM
> Subject: Dragonfly question/Dove Season starts
>
>
>> NEEDED (!!!!) to get away........
>>
>> I am dragonfly illiterate, so pardon the dumb question.........
>> I saw absolutely NO dragonflies at the Weldon Spring Prairie (or Busch)
>> and have not in the last few days.
>> Is it just the cool, overcast and sometime rainy weather that is keeping
>> them down? OR.......
>> Guess some migrate, so have they moved on?
>> Have NOT seen the S-T Kite either.
>> Have NOT seen any POSITIVE sightings since Monday, so has it moved
>> on......??  Anyone see it today?
>>
>> ALSO........
>> Please BE AWARE that Dove Season STARTS Sept 1.
>> Get your hunter orange co-ordinates out.
>> Looked like they were gearing up for the crowds at Busch CA.
>> Image the hunt club right adjacent to Riverlands will have dove hunting
>> too.
>>
>> Also, the St. Louis County Fair and Air Show at the Spirit Airport is 
>> this
>> weekend too, so image motels are booked solid in the Chesterfield and
>> surrounding areas.
>>
>> Have a safe holiday weekend.
>> Charlene Malone
>> St. Louis co.
>>
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