WSJ: “Fish Flies” Invade Tony Michigan Towns

It’s worth checking out the Wall Street Journal‘s reportage on the annual hexagenia hatch just for the picture of the guy with the snowblower clearing the “foul smelling” fish flies off the sidewalk.  The reporter note at one point that some people know these insects by the name “mayflies,” but the best news behind this story is that Michigan lakes and rivers have recovered enough from decades of pollution to produce such massive—and memorable—biological events.

For the real story on Hexagenia limbata and related species, check out’s coverage.

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