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Crossroads at Big Creek : Mayflies may be coming, just not for long

3:38 PM, Jun. 25, 2013
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June is finally busting out at Crossroads at Big Creek, and now that it's mid-June, we expect to see mayflies. Most years, they are dying in droves at about now. For many, mayfly carcasses are to summer what the first robin is to spring.

For most of its life, a mayfly lives underwater in its immature (naiad) stage. This gilled creature spends its submerged youth grazing primarily on green slime and waiting without foreknowledge, or any knowledge for that matter, for the big day. OK, sometimes it's two days and, in cool weather, several days. And days are long in June - but even so, these insects have ...

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