This week the Non-biting Midges were back! I see them every year in the winter! They looked like fountain spray on the tops of the scattered pine trees! The shape changed continually while I watched for 10 minutes! Such backlit beauty!
Most midges are active from Spring through Fall, but some orders fly in the winter. Adult midges are known for their large mating swarms. Often, these cloud-like swarms congregate just above some tall object such as a bush, tree, hilltop, or over a pool, stream, or lake. How lucky I was to watch this incredible spectacle!