WHAT’S BUGGIN’ YA? Sure, your holiday Monday is a bit cool, but enjoy the time away and remember those who served and others who had an impact on your life today. As we unofficially kick off summer – hey, have we even had spring yet? – we look at some favorite insect visitors in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: I’ll Fly Away. A large mayfly rests on a boat gunwale. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 5/27 – Remember – Hi 60, Lo 43, Wind NE@13
Tomorrow: Tue 5/28 – Nice Post-Holiday – Hi 66, Lo 43, Wind N@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:15AM 2:08PM 8:37AM 8:59PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (41% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:30-9:30PM. Sunset and moon underfoot combine with lessening rain chances for a good close to your weekend in the Edge Hour.
MAY I? There are thousands of species that make up the general common name of mayflies, and while named for the month, they often appear all summer long in various forms. From large Hexagenias to tiny Tricos, they serve as a base of the summer food chain, sometimes hatching in masses so large, they cover the water and nearby shorelines.
NOT JUNE. The May beetle is often referred to as the June bug in northern states, though somewhat erroneously as there is a different beetle known as the June beetle throughout much of the US. May beetles are often found in the morning after flying around all night and landing on porches and patios under lighting.
JULY FIREWORKS. In a good late spring or summer stretch, it’s possible to see as many fireflies as it is fireworks on the forth of July. Living in overgrown areas, usually with some nearby moisture, these insects light up the night with their bioluminescence.