Dragonfly-nado? Not quite, but there are a lot more of them in Chicagoland this summer

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CHICAGO --  If you’ve spent any time out by the lake in recent days, or any body of water, you might notice the Chicago area is being bombarded by dragonflies.

But the reason behind the onslaught of the Green Darner, that’s the very large and very fast dragonflies, can be found in the skies above: Rain.

A very wet June, has brought the Green Darner out early this year and in large quantities  thanks to the food supply created by the rain.

WGN’s Amy Rutledge spoke with  Allen Lawrance, a living invertebrate specialist at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, who has more info.

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