Mayflies!

Here is the post everyone has been waiting for!

(Yeah right!)

Every year at our cabin we experience one or two mayfly weekends. A mayfly weekend is pretty hard not to notice. The sides of our cabin are coated with mayflies. There is a constant buzzing and humming as the mayflies swarm. A step onto the grass sets off another swarm, and if you dare open the door to the cabin the little invaders invite themselves in to fly near the house lights all evening long.

Mayflies

Mayflies

We went to the lake and got swarmed. We tried to rake the flowerbeds and got swarmed.

Mayflies on the fence.

Mayflies on the fence.

We went to check out the noise at our neighbours and saw this…….

Mayflies swarm over the roof.

Mayflies swarm over the roof.

Even sneaking into the cabin meant dealing with these flying creatures. We left the light on at the front and went in the back door in the dark hoping to lessen the number of indoor mayflies.

Mayflies by the light over the door.

Mayflies by the light over the door.

Mayfly weekend is definitely something to see, however remember to keep your mouth closed when outside or you’ll have a not-so-tasty flying treat in your mouth!

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8 thoughts on “Mayflies!

    • The good thing is they only stick around the cabin area for a week or two so we know it isn’t permanent. I’ll take mayflies any day over bats.

      • As I seem to remember you are seeing Mayflies reaching adulthood after spending their entire life underwater in their larval stage. Once they reach adulthood they do their final metamorphosis into flying creatures, the males fly up into the air to form a large cloud, the females fly into the crowd and mates with one of the males then drops back into the water to lay her eggs and then dies. The male flies off onto land and also dies. Guess we can’t begrudge them their day if bliss but I’m glad it’s at your house.

      • Weird , interesting and buggy all at the same time.

        I wonder if they will still be around tomorrow when we are out there again.

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