Shad Flies Galore
The Annual invasion of the Shad flies is upon us. Their brief but impressive appearance is upon us.
This is the lowly shad fly that each year rises out of Lake Nipissing. Multipy by the millions.
Shad flies cling to all surfaces in North Bay at the East end of the lake.
For their short duration shop keepers have to sweep them up each morning.
The shadfly's brief life has only one purpose . . . . .reproduction. After some vigorous reproduction activity they die. The shad fly is a source of food for fish, birds and bats. The walleye population in Lake Nipissing is nourished by them. Their appearance each year is a good sign of the health of the lake and Nature in general.
To read more about this lowly fly and its annual invasion visit. http://www.shadfly.com/story.html