Originally Posted by wellduh326
What are snow fleas?? Are they real? We have sand fleas on the gulf coast, so why not snow fleas in the frozen north???
YES , snow fleas are real. You see them on top of the snow when the sun is out .They look like someone has sprinkled black pepper on the snow. I was out shoveling snow for about 6 hours today ,it was sunny and they were out this afternoon . The rumor is that the snow fleas are what snipes and wood nymphs eat in the winter.
The Wisconsin DNR has a Web page on snow fleas if you are interested.