Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Dabney S. Lancaster Community
Clifton Forge, Virginia
A day of counting benthic macroinvertebrates in the Cowpasture River
First we have to find a suitable site to sample.
Getting the net ready.
Taking the net back to the bank to count critters.
Finding all the macroinvertebrates can take over an hour. (And some don't seem all the "macro"!)
Sometimes you need to get a close look to identify the invertebrate.
Finally, there are a few quick calculations to do.
And the reward for all that hard work is a swim in the Cowpasture River.
The official 2009 Field Ecology group photo taken on the bank of the Cowpasture River.
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