We arrived at the Refuge in July, usually considered a slow time, to find Marshall Pond full, and water everywhere it should be. This abundance of water also brought an overabundance of mosquitoes. When we set up camp at the volunteer RV pads, the skeeters enthusiastically welcomed us, although the sentiment was not mutual.
In the realm of fleeting natural beauty, few phenomena rival the captivating emergence of mayflies. These delicate insects, belonging to the order Ephemeroptera, hold a unique place in the annals of natural history.