NANFA-L-- Fwd: Re: Tribute to Springbrook Creek (NANFA display)

Sajjad Lateef (
Mon, 13 Jun 2005 07:02:36 -0700 (PDT)

Saturday June 11 event-in-Springbrook Nature Center, Itasca, IL.

Some NANFAns had shown up early and started collecting in the
creek-in-Springbrook Nature Center. These fish were setup in
two tanks. The pics are available at:

Also, on the other table, we had Claus Sutor's poster setup along
with some promotional material. You can see a picture at:
(this pic is not linked from above URL, yet)

Fishes on display were local, common species - Yellow bullhead,
blackstripe topminnow, blackstripe minnows, bluegills, fathead
minnows (including some with breeding tubercles), golden shiners,
red shiners and crayfish. They may have been a couple of different
Pimephales sp. Overall about 8 species of common fish. The fish
had colored up somewhat after settling in the tanks and made a fine
display for the kids and adults who stopped by. Most of the fish
were returned to the creek after the event. The area has recently
experienced an oil spill and several fish had been killed.
It was a pleasant surprise to see the diversity a few months
after the spill. We didn't catch any of the Orangespotted sunfish
that had been sampled before, two years ago.

All visitors who stopped by were amazed that all those fish had been
collected from the creek just hours earlier. We handed out some
literature and hopefully helped elighten a few kids about native

Also ....

NANFA has been invited to setup a display-in-the Salt Creek Watershed
Network's "Meet The Creek" event next Sunday (June 19). Scott Davis
and I are planning to get there early and try to get a few fish
from the creek. The event will be held-in-the Brookfield Kiwani's
Park in Brookfield, IL from 11am to 2pm. If any IL members want to stop
by and participate, we would love to have some company. Please email
me for directions. An update and pictures will be sent soon after
the event.


> --- Sajjad Lateef <> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Ryan (IL-IN chapter chair) invited local NANFA members to setup
> > a informational table-in-the 'Tribute to Springbrook Creek' event
> >-in-the SpringBrook Nature Center, Itasca, IL. The event was on
> > Saturday, June 11. NANFA members present were Ryan, Scott Davis,
> > Sajjad Lateef, Ron Humbert, Jim Bland, and new member Bill Becvar
> of
> > Rockford, IL.
> >
> > A few pics of the display table can be seen at:
> >
> >
> > More details later,
> > Sajjad

Sajjad Lateef  e-mail: sajjadlateef AT yahoo DOT com
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