"A Fish, A Fish," could be heard from the banks of South Boulder Creek today. Students scrambled around two of their classmates who held a large net to get a glance at what they had caught. This was part of our day exploring the riparian habitat and the organisms that make the Creek their home. Mayflies, crayfish, minnows, larvae, houndstooth plant, and many other plants and animals were studied and discussed.
The morning was spent with volunteer naturalists from the City's Open Space and Mountain Parks department and in the afternoon we determined the water quality of South Boulder Creek by collecting and examining the animals that were present in the water. The Keep it Clean Partnership and Boulder Water Quality Outreach led this exploration.
Although it was a hot day, the cool waters were a welcome relief!