RE: NANFA-L-- Michigan chapter

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 07 May 2006 15:11:56 -0400

Most people have no idea what's in local creeks, I've seen that again and
again. And I'm not surprised that kids are most impressed with big crawfish!

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the drizzly Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Bob Muller" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- Michigan chapter
>Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 21:30:28 -0400
>The Michigan Chapter was part of the Clinton River watershed Councils
>volunteer kickoff for this season work on river restoration. We were a
>break out session, doing stream sampling. This was on Paint Creek, a
>cold-water tributary of the Clinton River running though the northern
>suburbs of Detroit. Lots of sculpins and blacknose dace along with
>fatheads, an unidentified sucker and one northern redbelly dace and one
>rainbow darter. The dace was bright lemon yellow and very exciting, as we
>never caught redbellys there before. We set up a 10-gallon aquarium on a
>sidewalk 10 feet from the Paint Creek. This was right out side of the
>public library and along with the attendees we short stopped many children
>with their parents going to get books. A lot of "regular" people got a
>short program on minnows, darters, sculpins, suckers and sunfish. Although
>the biggest hit with the kids was a big crawfish.
>Bob Muller
>Red Run the ghost River of Royal Oak
>A Tributary of the Clinton River
>Great Lakes Drainage
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