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Dragonfly Migration

Oct 25, 2012 | No Responses

And what a site it was, hundreds of dragonflies migrating south for the winter.  I guess innately we are all drawn to the warmer climate as the mercury drops below freezing.  In Cancun this month dragonflies painted the landscape.  Nature is a pretty spectacular thing.  Something peaceful about watching the small swarms flying overhead.

About 400 species have been recorded of these beauties, but only a dozen or so actually migrate to the United States and Mexico.  Seeing as the northern countries are heading into spring I guess you could say these guys are actually migrating north.

If you do come close to one don’t touch the wings.  They are extremely fragile, and the oil from our fingers can cause enough damage to hinder their flying.

July and August are the perfect times to head to Mexico (just in case you’re thinking of a quick getaway) to see the massive amounts of dragonflies heading north.  Flights are insanely cheap, the weather is ideal… although it’s hitting summer temperatures at the moments, and there are small wonders like dragonfly migration.

Author: Janelle Brandon

As our dedicated travel writer, Janelle scours Cancun and the Riviera Maya for all the cool things to do around here. From working and living to getting around, and, of course, the best beaches (she loves her sun and sand). Janelle lets you know how it is. As our Chief Operations Officer she makes sure we are not skipping out on work to laze on the beach (although sometimes she joins us). She's a pleasure to have around and always making us laugh with her crazy stories.

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