Saturday, May 5, 2018

Consider Me the Lady of the Flies

It has been 5 months since we moved to Toronto. I was expecting, and got, new experiences. For example, I got to run in true winter weather, snow and all.

I discovered I enjoy running in the snow.

As winter gradually immediately turned to spring, a new item in the air appeared. One that I did not expect:

I don't remember this fly, even though I grew up just a few hours away from here. 

Naturally, I decided to learn a bit about this creature, which I will now share with you:

Here are some of its favourite hangout locations:



But the midge fly's favourite activity is, hands down, a swarm.

*What you (also) may not know about midge flies is that they are curious beings.

Very. Curious.

Curious and enthusiastic.

Ridiculously friendly, curious, and enthusiastic.

So picture that, times 100, about 6 times during a 90 minute run.

Those are not freckles, and I did not get fancy eyelash extensions. I fished at least 5 flies out of my eyes yesterday during my run. Bleh.

All I can say is that I hope the midge fly mating season is brief.

*I have no facts to back me up on this claim. Or any other in this post, for that matter. Feel free to do what you like with this information, but if you use these "truths" and get pushback, you may wish to simply call them:

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