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: Early Black Stoneflies - hatching today


GregS
02-06-2001, 06:07 PM
When I returned home about 6:30 PM, I noticed a couple of little black stoneflies on the door to my house. These are the first sited this year. The hatches have officially started!!!!

Greg

juro
02-06-2001, 06:12 PM
What's the hatch calendar look like in your neck of the woods? I suppose march browns next? Gnats?

TinMan
02-06-2001, 06:16 PM
Greg, where about do you live?

GregS
02-06-2001, 06:26 PM
Juro,

March Browns, I haven't found in my brook. The typical timing for them here in NE is much later in the season, May/June.

These early stones will continue for quite a while on warmer days. There may also be some midges over the next month/month and a half, but that's about it.

TinMan,
I live out in Wales, MA.

Greg

juro
02-06-2001, 06:43 PM
Greg -

Makes me wonder how you fared in the nor'easter? Sounds like you evaded it pretty well?

Juro

GregS
02-06-2001, 07:42 PM
Juro,

If you call 20 inches of snow evasion, you are correct!!!

Greg

juro
02-06-2001, 08:52 PM
That makes your stonefly discovery all the more satisfying to hear! I guess it won't be long now.

Say aren't you near Lake Webster (Chabungamungamaugmaunaugbungamaugamung)? I just *gotta* get one of those bumper stickers!

GregS
02-06-2001, 10:05 PM
Webster is about 25 miles east of me. Wales is just west of Holland.

juro
02-07-2001, 06:43 AM
Oh, I see. That's a nice location - quick to the Swift, Wachusett area, down to Rhody for a dose of the brine, etc.

Perhaps you could help a few of us desalinate this spring in some of the central and western Mass streams and stillwaters you know?

GregS
02-07-2001, 08:25 AM
Juro,

I'd be glad to help if I can.

Greg