Winter Stoneflies are elusive. These underwater creatures elude most predators by growing  during the winter months when most fish are more sluggish. They live only in good quality streams so searching for them tells us about problems in the river and its streams. For more information about stoneflies check out this article.

WHAT: Join a small team of volunteers and travel to a stream or stretch of the River. You’ll be in the field for a couple hours helping  experienced researchers collect stoneflies, figure out what makes stream healthy or unhealthy, and understand how river ecology works.
Children are welcome to attend but each one must be attended by an adult.
WHEN: Our next Stonefly Search will be late January 2015. Please register as a first time volunteer or add your email in the upper right to receive updates.
WHERE:  Start at the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, and then go out to 2 stream sitesAdopt_Stonefly4-300x225somewhere in Livingston, Oakland, and Washtenaw Counties.
WHEN:  Saturday, January 17, 2015, but you must register . There are 2 starting times: 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. Takes 4 – 5 hours, only part of that outdoors.
DEADLINE: Register by January 14, 2015.
NEXT STEP: 1. First time volunteers basic information form 2. Winter Stonefly Search registration form
FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc

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