Cool MacroinvertebratesPaul, · Categories: General
The water temperature was higher then the air temperature and the Eno River was running very high on the banks when I went down to help our friend, Sylvia, and her family do the quarterly River Watch today. The air temperature was cool for the last week in March in NC–only in the high 40s. That made dipping in the water less warm than back in December at the last watch!
Nevertheless, I managed to catch more crawfish than in December and we all found river pennys, dragon fly nymphs, may fly larvae, black fly larvae and, holding on in the rushing water, was a nice collection of snails. This shows us that the river is feeling fine although very cool.