Monday, May 21, 2012

Water Ecology

Last week we had another amazing adventure at Starr Ranch with our friend Anabelle and some other homeschooling friends! Our great environmental educators, Scott and Jen, led us to a stream where we learned about aquatic invertebrate, such as dobsonflies, toe-biters, may-flies, and water-striders. We looked for the difference in the amount of insects and the types of insects found in riffles and pools, then we collected them in buckets and sorted them. We found out that there are many more aquatic invertebrate in riffles than in pools! Here are some of the pictures that we took while we were there:


this is a larva of something....?

buckets of bugs!

here am I... reading when I wasn't taking pictures!

nate fishing in the riffles

we were all given trays to put our catch in so it would be easier to sort

and.... here are the end results!

~posted by Micayla~
pictures by Micayla and Kari

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