Monday, June 18, 2012
It happens every summer: Fishflies—those insects that are healthy for Lake St. Clair but often generate a healthy amount of disgust from many residents—have returned to the lights, sidewalks and storefronts of Grosse Pointe.
Fishflies have returned en masse to Grosse Pointe. Residents can find the insects around lights, sidewalks and storefronts. And while fishflies are seen as a sign of a healthy Lake St. Clair, they often are met with groans and moans from residents. Grosse Pointe Patch has put together a Storify that shows all of the reaction on Twitter and Facebook to the recent fishfly invasion. Let us know what you think of the fishflies by leaving a comment. And you also can upload your own photos by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The popular youth running club has programs at eight elementary schools in Grosse Pointe this spring. Friday, May 25, is the last day to sign up for the upcoming all-schools meet.
The Grosse Pointe Fishflies, a running club for elementary students, has started its spring session with programs at eight schools. Schools in the Grosse Pointe Fishflies program are Defer, Ferry, Kerby, Maire, Mason, Monteith, Richard and Trombley. The Fishflies have teamed up with the Grosse Pointe War Memorial this spring. The Fishflies will hold their all-schools meet on Friday, June 22, at Lake Front Park. Friday, May 25, is the last day for Fishflies to sign up for the all-schools meet. Upload your photos of the Fishflies by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Swarms of pesky insects may annoy business owners and late-night shoppers, but are good news for birds, fishermen.
It's that wonderful time of year when people are out enjoying the year's longest days and plenty of boating, fishing and other fun-in-the-sun activities. To waterfront residents and merchants, it's also time for the annual onshore visit of millions of fishflies, which emerge from the surface of the lake and can be seen by the thousands under streetlamps, at windows and clustered all over brightly lit business establishments. According to Mike Thomas, a research biologist at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station, the fishfly season begins in early to mid-June, typically building to a peak in late June to early July and then tapering off. “There can be some hatch going on all the way …