Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stoneflies in the Snow

In some places people get together and count stoneflies in late winter. Stoneflies are said to be an indication of water quality. Because they only survive where water quality is good, the more stoneflies the better.

During Sunday's hike at Coffee Creek, I observed hundreds of Stoneflies crawling through the snow. Hopefully this is proof that the water quality is great. For more information regarding this subject and folks who get together and count insects on cold winter days click here. 

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