2016-09-29 / Views

Heard around Leelanau

“It’s getting on the late side of things, but we’re also having this crazy Indian summer going on.”

— State fisheries biologist Heather Hettinger, commenting on an unusual mayfly hatch on south Lake Leelanau. Hexagenia limbatas — the big bugs that hatch in clouds in June — have been emerging. Summer warmth gave way to more seasonal temperatures and heavy rain earlier this week, ending the strange phenomenon.

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