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Pastor's Column: The life of the mayfly

If you have been camping recently, you may have noticed the swarms of mayflies surrounding your site. Don’t worry, they will be gone very soon! An adult mayfly only has a lifespan of two days. They spend a year in the nymph stage until they sprout wings and fly into adulthood for their short-lived purpose. For about 24-48 hours, their time as adults is focused on reproducing. Some female mayflies only live for five minutes after their purpose is fulfilled.

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