Our Adams County micro-flora foray also included some very cool micro-fauna. Searching under rocks and logs on stream edges is just part of the deal when you hike with naturalists. Many interesting species lurk underwater, or at the waters edge.
We found a Common Stonefly larvae, one of the species used as a bioindicator for good water quality. Ecologist often test for "EPT" Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies) and Trichoptera (caddisflies). These species are bioindicators of a good quality stream.
So don't think of them as scary creepy-crawlies, these aquatic invertebrates are important water quality indicators we should admire and respect!
Very nice! I like the new format. Good capture of John in a compromising position. Also, I think your hand model has such a soft and lovely palm. She should surely get some gigs form this post. :) Thanks for the linking my blog up!ReplyDelete
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Wow,a real blog now! How cool is that. You need to work on getting photos from the rear end now!ReplyDelete
See you soon,
Janet was the hand model for the Common Stonefly and Dave is a talented photographer, even if he does see things from a little different angle. :)