6/5/21 – In addition to the weather, visitors are often asking about the current bug reports. Bugs, to no surprise, are very much a part of Boundary Waters trips. From mid-May to September it’s some kind of bug season. Knowing which bugs are active at certain times of the year and knowing what to do to prepare for them can be key to having a pleasant and successful canoe trip. Tuscarora Lodge has a great article about the summer bug season which can be found here: https://tuscaroracanoe.com/whats-biting-me-a-guide-to-boundary-waters-bugs/
Right now we are seeing black flies and mosquitoes. Wearing baggy clothing and bug nets are a great way to protect yourself against them. It can be tempting to dwell on the bugs, but they are just as important to this area as the loons and the moose. It’s always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare, that way you can appreciate every aspect of your trip, bugs included!