CHICAGO (CBS) — The dragonfly population in the Chicago area has exploded in recent days, and one local expert said it’s likely tied to the large mosquito population.
The dragonflies have been everywhere; buzzing cyclists and joggers on the Lakefront Trail, swarming city parks, and creating a sideshow at Lollapalooza.READ MORE: Still Need A COVID Vaccine? Mass Vaccination Sites Reopen This Week In Cook County
Dragonflies were swarming around the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Tuesday, and curator of biology Doug Taron said he hasn’t seen this many of the flying insects in years.
“Right here, on this hill, we frequently see feeding swarms,” he said.