Crestwood Intermediate School families joined Ryan Moss of Ohio Division of Watercraft to analyze the Cuyahoga River water quality. Mr. Moss should students how to use a kick net to gather macro invertebrates for identification. Although the water level was high due to recent rains, students were able to locate many specie indicators of good water quality. Students identified Water Penny Larva, Mayfly, Stonefly, Caddisfly, and Dobsonfly Nymphs. One unfortunate Dragonfly Nymph was attacked by a Crayfish during our investigation. A surprising specimen showed a Caddisfly casing the Nymph built between twigs.
Students joined Mrs. Krupar on a guided hike of the Headwaters and Oak Ridge Trail where we enjoyed the fall foliage and leaf identification. We even surprised a Gartner Snake sunny itself along the trail!