Saturday, July 12, 2008
EPHEMEROPTERA (aka Mayflies)
There was a hatch last night - when I walked the dog the air was thick with them. Today there are thousands of dead and dying mayflies everywhere. They live for less than 24 hour as mayflies but have spent a year in the lake getting ready for their big day. Today they fly, they mate, the females lay eggs and they will die. These hatches begin in the spring. Some are much heavier than others this was a very BIG hatch.
Today I sketched outside but it was HOT - I also worked on posemanic site for awhile - now that is challenging.