It’s finally spring, which means warmer weather, longer days, and if you’re in the Lake Winnebago region, massive swarms of freshly hatched lake flies.
This is a regular occurrence in the area, but this year’s swarm was large enough to pop up on the Fox 11 weather radar, as shared by the KOKH Fox 25’s Twitter account.
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That is an unholy amount of flies.
According to Fox 11, the flies are a very vital part of the lake’s ecosystem. They have a very short lifespan, living only a few days to mate before they die. They don’t bite and are more of an annoyance than a serious harm. Read more…