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June 3, 2010

I Think I Saw This on an Episode of the X-Files …

Filed under: Nature/Enviroment — Mary Poggione @ 10:18 am

Mayfly Hatch from St. Paul Pioneer PressThe Pioneer Press posted this radar photo of the Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wisconsin, in which the pink part is not rain or snow but hatching mayflies! Did you know that newly hatched mayflies do not have mouths or digestive systems? I picked up this┬ádisturbing detail from Bruce Carlson’s wonderful book, Beneath the Surface: A Natural History of a Fisherman’s Lake.

Even more weird facts about mayflies from Beneath the Surface.

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