Mayflies are a sign of a healthy aquatic ecosystem, the experts tells us. But it’s hard to take comfort in that when you’re creeped out by the occasional hatching.
The Duluth News Tribune documented last night’s invastion.
Once they reach the adult stage, mayflies have about 24 hours to mate and lay eggs before they die. No pressure there, eh, mayflies?
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.