Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time for Stream Monitoring

We were back in the stream to monitor for invertebrates this month!  Unfortunately, our stream didn't score in the healthy range, but that could be due to the fact that we were monitoring in the middle of the summer heat, or we monitored after a major rainstorm, or we didn't search in enough places....  We did find some pretty interesting invertebrates anyway.  We found lots of scuds, which are pretty tolerant to pollution or other imperfect water conditions:

We saw many clams and and true fly larvae (also pretty tolerant):


One interesting find was these neat dragonfly larvae:

And it's always nice to see a katydid on the way back to the car!

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