Bug hunting

Learning what lives in the Black River is not just fascinating, it's also fun and educational!  Some organisms, like the mayfly larva here in the background, tend to be very sensitive to the condition of the water in which they live and can't tolerate certain pollutants, temperatures, or pH levels.  We use them to get a sense of the health of the river by collecting these organisms, sorting them, and identifying and counting them.

The crayfish whisperer

The crayfish whisperer

Valley Green Journal hosts Bug Hunt

Valley Green Journal hosts Bug Hunt

Morgan S and the crayfish

Morgan S and the crayfish

Grayson E with caddis rock

Grayson E with caddis rock

caddis in cocoon 02

caddis in cocoon 02

Spoonerville Brook bugs

Spoonerville Brook bugs

Mo with crayfish

Mo with crayfish

Hexagenia limbata adult

Hexagenia limbata adult

Hexagenia limbata larva

Hexagenia limbata larva

Gokemo Bug Hunt

Gokemo Bug Hunt

Gokemo Bug Hunt kids

Gokemo Bug Hunt kids

Calvin & Mason, 2008

Calvin & Mason, 2008

Bug hunting with UVM, 2008

Bug hunting with UVM, 2008

Bug Hunt with CCV

Bug Hunt with CCV

Bug Hunt 2011 at Fletcher Library

Bug Hunt 2011 at Fletcher Library

Bug Hunt 2011 at Fletcher Library

Bug Hunt 2011 at Fletcher Library

Bug Hunt Chester Brook 2010

Bug Hunt Chester Brook 2010

Mo helps count critters 2009

Mo helps count critters 2009

Bug Hunt at NECA

Bug Hunt at NECA

Herrick's Cove Bug Hunt 2009

Herrick's Cove Bug Hunt 2009

2009 Bug Hunt at Riverside

2009 Bug Hunt at Riverside

Bug Hunt 2010, Lucas and Jared

Bug Hunt 2010, Lucas and Jared

Hexagenia found by Lucas & Jared

Hexagenia found by Lucas & Jared

Bug Hunt at Springfield Library

Bug Hunt at Springfield Library

Armando with hellgrammite

Armando with hellgrammite

Armando helping with Bug Hunt

Armando helping with Bug Hunt

Girls find bugs @ Sprfld Library

Girls find bugs @ Sprfld Library

Water scorpion

Water scorpion

Camp Gokemo

Camp Gokemo

Showing off his "find"

Showing off his "find"

Hunting in the brook @ Springweather

Hunting in the brook @ Springweather

Hunting in the brook @ Springweather

Hunting in the brook @ Springweather

Stoneflies

Stoneflies

Mo with the scope, Bug Hunt at RMS

Mo with the scope, Bug Hunt at RMS

Caddisfly at RMS 2015

Caddisfly at RMS 2015

Bug Hunt at RMS 2015

Bug Hunt at RMS 2015

Bug Hunt at RMS 2015

Bug Hunt at RMS 2015

Bug Hunt at RMS 2015

Bug Hunt at RMS 2015