Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, Virginia

A Day on the Cowpasture River

Trying to get a sampling of aquatic macroinvertebrates completed before our typical afternoon downpour, we got to the river early.

Sampling doesn't take much time, but picking the "bugs" from the debris and counting takes a while!

After the work is done, there is time for play ...

"Critters" of the Day -- Present and Past

We always find interesting caterpillars on the Cowpasture River. This is the caterpillar of the Sycamore Tussock Moth.

This large creature is a dragonfly nymph.

Note the three "oars" that are this damselfly's tail.

An adult damselfly

Former "critters" fossilized in limestone from the riverbed.

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