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Old 03-31-2013, 09:46 AM
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I probably should add that collecting macro's is MUCH easier with two (2) people; one holding the netting, and the other disturbing the stream bed... and an old garden pitchfork really helps with the latter.

I used to take my daughter with me and she would record the species as I removed them from the netting. Each scoop netted well over one hundred (100) specimens... and for your purposes you'll get some "bonus" species once in a while too (sculpins, crayfish, madtoms, etc.).

My daughter hard at work trying to keep up, "BAETIS, CORNUTA, HYDRO, CORNUTA, INVARIA,..."
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Here's your dragonfly nymph
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Stonefly nymphs are all very cool looking
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March Brown... quite the oddity from this particular stream
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Depending on your timing, you may even get some hatching right in the net
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