Got a call from the local 911 call center about 10pm last night. They asked me to come take a swarm that had formed on a crosswalk sign post at the busiest downtown intersection. With it being the night before the Indy 500, the streets and sidewalks were packed. The swarm was about 10' up on the actual lighted part of the crosswalk sign and the city had barricade the immediate area.
I decided it best to return at daybreak when there might be fewer people. I did that and got a very nice swarm.
I am wondering if there would have been any problems taking such a swarm in the middle of the night, had there been no people around to deal with. With the city lights, there was more than enough light to work by. Has anyone ever taken a swarm at night?