Agreed, I've never seen them quite this voracious. And it's the first time I'd noticed that they tend to choose a few areas on my body and just keep biting the same spot. I finished with blood running down my face. The back of my right hand got tons of bites through my bike glove but there were almost no bites on my left hand.
my shoulder blades were a mass of welts
Hammer said he'd never seen them this bad nor gotten as many bites in all the years of field work and AR he's done .
I can't recall a worse year... and I've never bailed on a training run or ride for FDF's before. Hope they're not as bad in the Bruce Penn. … and hope they subside a little for WT
One of the volunteers had a Dragonfly Wingman. It was recommended by another friend too. Then there's the sticky deer fly patches. I might have to start trying the gimmicks.http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=77525...
Typically on that run I'd turn around on the go home chute portage, which is always home to loads of dragonflies, and I hang there for a minute or two to lose most of the FDF's. Then I return via the same route which harbours far fewer FDF's on the return run (I think I gave you my 'theory' on this in a diff post)
On this particular day I didn't make it to the 'dragonfly oasis'... ;-(