Re: NANFA-L-- Black Darters, tis the season!

Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:25:43 -0500

Not so splashy, but dang... I love that Catonomus contrast! But that ain't
to say I don't appreciate that glowing green head lol.

By the way... Me and the Ladyfriend are going to do the Spring Fling
afterall March 5-11. First stop is Durham, and that's what's holding us up
on seeing who doesn't have plans-in-this point. Stops include Columbia and
Greenville SC and Chattanooga TN (come around the back way in thru
Cleveland, maybe hit the Hiawasse). Might also swing up to Shelbyville if
the Duck is flowing safely and I haven't exhausted my seining karma.

Was planning on going to the Mussel Seminar, but my sister is having her kid
early (prolly be an uncle tomorrow :) and I don't want to impose (was going
to shack up-in-their house), can't afford a hotel (even if I could find one
now), and hadn't fortunately sent in my registration yet. So that's why
this is all late notice after all that planning getting shot in January :)

The Schedule Madness, Toledo, OH
Be the change you want to see.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 6:39 PM
Subject: NANFA-L-- Black Darters Are In Spawning Condition In North Alabama

> I just got back from a field trip to a creek in Athens, Alabama, primarily
> to collect black darters, Eth. duryi. The males we found were in exquisite
> full color, with dorsal coloration like I've never seen in them before.
> the females were all nicely plump and gravid. Even though we had snow
> blowing around over the weekend (no accumulation, of course) the darters
> ready to rock. This includes stripetails, Eth. kennicotti, who just aren't
> as splashy.
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