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Restoring Balance

September 5th, 2019

Swarms of dragonflies have recently created ephemeral evening displays throughout the Southern Berkshires.  After weeks of summer heat, sporadic September storms have brought welcomed cooler evenings – and an abundance of insects. Dragonflies, true to their revered totem, have proven their wisdom of transformation and adaptability over the past few weeks.  As summer storms have swept through the area, dragonflies have intuitively congregated in static swarms to restore balance.

Circling repeatedly in figure-eight patterns just above the vegetation line, each dragonfly consumes approximately 100 insects per day – mosquitos, beetles, wasps, moths, and flies!  Flying at speeds up to 30-mph and in swarms of hundreds, they create an erratic burst of energy while effectively restoring tranquility with their auspicious spirit.

Most people, including enthusiasts, observe fewer than a dozen dragonfly swarms during their lifetime.  Spend the remaining few weeks of summer amongst the ephemeral magic of the Litchfield Hills – where an inquisitive spirit and watchful eye can defy all odds, resulting in numerous unparalleled experiences.

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Elyse Harney Real Estate

For over 32 years Elyse Harney Real Estate has been specializing in Beautiful Homes, Farms, Rentals, Land for Sale & Estates in the Tri-State Region of Northwest Connecticut, the Hudson Valley of New York, and the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We proudly serve over 40 unique communities with Real Estate in Litchfield County, Berkshire County, & Dutchess & Columbia County‘s beautiful Hudson Valley Region.  Call or stop in at any one of our five offices to talk with our fantastic team of real estate agents.  We will be honored to work with you in finding the perfect home, at the right price, in the best location!