Adventure time with Katy


After our trip to see Salt creek falls we went farther up the creek to explore an area that my father used to take me when I was younger to catch fish.  Salt creek above the falls has a multitude of small brook trout in it that make it a great place to take children to catch fish.  The only issue is that it is very brushy along the edges.  You just have to find a break in brush where a tree fell and walk over it to the creek.  Then you can wade up or down the stream.  This ended up being more of a bug hunting trip then a fishing trip.  But Katy still caught 3 small brook trout as we wandered up the stream.  Most people never think of how many different types of insects live in a stream.  In the short time we looked for bugs we found close to 10 different varieties.  And a couple of frogs.

Beautiful small creek once you beat through the brush to get to it
Beautiful small creek once you beat through the brush to get to it
Katy with her D net and bug catching container
Katy with her D net and bug catching container
Large stonefly larva
Large stonefly larva
Small frog we caught that still has part of a tail
Small frog we caught that still has part of a tail
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly larva
Katy and her net full of rocks and some crane fly larva.  (just little maggots not very attractive to look at)
Katy and her net full of rocks and some crane fly larva. (just little maggots not very attractive to look at)
Releasing the critters back into the creek for them to live another day
Releasing the critters back into the creek for them to live another day

 

 

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