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Just wondering

Post by W.Miguire » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:54 pm

As I was going to my blind this afternoon I notice the snow was black . So I picked up a handful to check it out and it looked like little bugs , sure enough that's what they where . has any one ever seen such a thing and if so what do you think they are? there were millions of them. :crazy:
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Re: Just wondering

Post by frisky » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:59 pm

Hi Do they look like these
https://www.in.gov/dnr/kids/5859.htm

https://www.google.com/search?q=snow+bugs&oq=snow+bugs&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5623j1j8&client=ubuntu&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Re: Just wondering

Post by W.Miguire » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 pm

yes. they were all over . looks like it was raining dirt. :crazy:
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Re: Just wondering

Post by Tom » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:01 pm

I have seen what you are discribing many times .......

If you look closely, if it is the same, it will look like they are jumping for movement. I was told that they were "snow fleas", not sure if that is accurate or not.
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Re: Just wondering

Post by W.Miguire » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:01 am

I checked them out and they said they are not snow flees they come out of the soil on a mild day in winter and that is the only time you can see them they are always present but you can't see them when there is no snow. google snow bugs and you will see.
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Re: Just wondering

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:18 am

They are snow fleas .

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Re: Just wondering

Post by robertyb » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:39 am

These them?
https://youtu.be/MZRnNgzHWF4
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Re: Just wondering

Post by janesy » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 am

Never seen those before, interesting
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Post by Boo » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:24 am

janesy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 am
Never seen those before, interesting
You've seen them Chris, you just didn't take notice.
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Re: Just wondering

Post by janesy » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:41 am

Boo wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:24 am
janesy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 am
Never seen those before, interesting
You've seen them Chris, you just didn't take notice.
I'll be paying more attention now, peaked my curiosity for sure
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Re: Just wondering

Post by Boo » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:59 am

janesy wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:41 am
Boo wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:24 am
janesy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 am
Never seen those before, interesting
You've seen them Chris, you just didn't take notice.
I'll be paying more attention now, peaked my curiosity for sure
You'll see tons of them in the spring.
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Re: Just wondering

Post by artifact » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:45 am

Also have seen "snow fleas" multiple times over the years.

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Re: Just wondering

Post by gerald strine » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:27 pm

These are very common in Michigan about the size of ground black pepper a square foot of snow could have a thousand of them on it , see them at the bases of trees most often.
Also every firearm season begins Nov 15th the start of snow and ice season I see postage stamp size beige moths fluttering slowly around, I have seen on several occasions song birds swoop in and eat them right out of the air.
All other insects are long gone but these moths and the snow fleas.
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