Last week I saw the dragonflies swarming again. I think it was 10 years ago when I first noticed this phenomenon. One afternoon my yard was full of dragonflies, more than I'd ever seen before; it was almost plague-like *vewwy vewwy cweepy* and I like dragonflies. So I went outside to get a closer look, and hundreds of them were buzzing all over the place! Then I saw why: clouds of newly hatched no-see-ums were floating up out of the lawn. (Ick! It still gives me goosebumps.) Go get 'em, dragonflies!!! Eat your fill!!! Then I looked up. Maybe three dozen birds, mostly barn swallows I think, were circling and diving for dragonflies!
Since then, I've seen it a few times during August, in various fields around here. Really cool!