Episode 18: Black Fly Season
You are familiar with winter, spring, summer, and autumn. However, do you know about Black Fly season? This episode is all about the tiny terrors of the North Country.
Close-up of a Black Fly, 1978 (P042464). © David Scharf
Bottles and tubes of insect repellant, c. 1964
Postcard advertising the Adirondack Carousel, 2007 (2008.024.0002)
Connecting To Curriculum
Read-aloud. Students can follow along while listening. Download a copy of the transcripts here.
Vocabulary. Explore new words. Students will be listening to high level vocabulary in context. Have them identify the definition. Click here for the vocabulary page.
Research. Explore other human-insect interactions
- The 17-year cycle of the cicada
- The locust invasion of 1874
- The deadly Tsetse Fly
Higher grade level students may want to explore some topics in more depth.
- Compare and contrast the use and results of DDT and Bti treatments.
- Create a model of the Black Fly life cycle.