Updates from August 14, 2004
This is a classic small freestone brookie stream.
On my way to a favorite brook trout stream, I spotted several sandhill cranes in a Wisconsin farm field.
A riffle in a small stream feeds into a deep pool that holds several large brookies.
This nighttime flash photograph shows a bunch of Ephoron
mayflies flying around during the hatch. So many of them fly around with their dun shucks (Shuck: The shed exoskeleton left over when an insect molts into its next stage or instar. Most often it describes the last nymphal or pupal skin exited during emergence into a winged adult.)
attached that it seems like they molt from the dun to spinner stage in mid-air. Actually they molt on streamside vegetation like other mayflies, but they sometimes take off to mate before they're completely finished.In this picture: Mayfly Genus Ephoron (White Flies).
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