Who is Living in the Creek? Creek Critters Blitz

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Looking at Creek Critters

Ever wonder what lives in the creek?  
 
For all you nature lovers, here’s another activity to add to your list – macro-invertebrate watching!

Join us for a fun family activity identifying critters in the Litttle Falls creek.  We will have all the tools you need to capture and ID the bugs that live under water.  Bring your smart phone (if you have one) as we will be using a new app created by the Audubon Naturalist Society for this activity.  We have smart phone covers so don’t worry about it getting wet.  Wear water shoes or we also have boots to lend.  Please download the free Creek Critter app before the event to ensure that it works on your phone.  If you don't have a smart phone, we will have printed instructions.

 
Critter Identification App:

Audubon Naturalist Society is rolling out a new app -  Creek Critters.   The app is designed to engage people in improving the health of their local streams by leading them through a macro-invertebrate collection. The app guides novices on finding an appropriate collection site in a stream, collecting macros (“creek critters”) using an inexpensive set of supplies, and identifying the macros. A stream health report is automatically generated based on the macros that are found. The app is intended to build on the excitement generated when people learn about the stream habitat and discover the critters that make their homes in this habitat.

Please download the free Creek Critter app before the event to ensure that it works on your phone.  If you don't have a smart phone, we will have printed instructions.

If there is interest, we would like volunteers to commit to continue to monitor the creek to help us in our stewardship.   

Attendance is limited to 20, so please sign up.

Meet at the gravel parking lot at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and Massachusetts Ave in Bethesda.  We will walk to the monitoring site.  If you are lost or late, call 301-538-1555 for location.

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