So many bugs, so little time (PLE day 9)

Picking macroinvertebrates.

Picking macroinvertebrates.

After discussing freshwater marsh ecology and seed banks this morning, the Pymatuning wetlanders headed into the field to sample macroinvertebrates. We will be comparing the composition of macroinvertebrate communities in several shallow ponds and marshes, at both closed-canopy and open-canopy sites, as well as shallow ponds with and without fish. We spent the afternoon picking the macroinvertebrates out of the samples, and identifying and counting them. So many bugs! Going to be more work to do tomorrow.  More pictures at end…

 

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Posted on June 12, 2014, in Teaching, Wetland Ecology & Management (PLE) and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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