View Full Version : Black Fly Season ??

05-14-2008, 09:30 AM
John,when does the Black Fly Season start and end ???

05-14-2008, 09:52 AM
It started in the Mercer area yesterday.

05-14-2008, 10:14 AM
How long does it last. I will be on vacation in the Porcupine MT state forest starting on June 6th. Do you think that it will be done by then??

05-14-2008, 10:19 AM
Some of it depends on the weather (temps mostly), but typically they appear somewhere in the last 10 days to 2 weeks of May and hang on through most of June, with a noticeable drop to the point they are usually not a problem by the 4th of July.

June 6th in the Porkies you will hit them head on I am afraid to say.


05-14-2008, 10:24 AM
Thank you

05-22-2008, 09:00 PM
There here in Greenland, MI right now.

06-29-2008, 10:24 PM
dang things are annoying, best to wear a straw hat I have found. They usually will not land on your head than. If you contact them with your hand swatting them they leave for a while otherwise they hang around relentlessly.

06-30-2008, 04:36 AM
By the way, I have forgotten to mention in the past 2 journals that they are pretty much gone from the picture up here. Still a few stragglers and there usually are a few for the rest of the summer, but the swarming is over and those that are left seem to be slower and less aggressive.

Just mosquitos and a few deer flys now.