MarcoInvert Talk at the Extension Office

I put together a program for another 4-H club on water quality and insects. We showed off our insect collections and equipment. We brought in a few samples from  the pond outside. After the educational part we took the kids out to the pond and taught them how to dip net for inverts. We found quite a few rather quickly. The kids analized the water quality based on what insect larva they were able to find. They concluded it was a level 1 or 2 which means that it isn’t that polluted. We found damselyfly larva, dragonfly larva, mosquito larva, snails, crayfish, back swimmers, whirlygig beetles and a few worms. We hope to polish up the program more and offer it at Brooker Creek Preserve in the future. It was a lot of fun!

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