Re: NANFA-- Borden, Macon and hopefully downtown Toledo

Steven Ellis (
Tue, 20 Apr 2004 09:50:57 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

Thanks, Todd, but I'm afraid I can't claim credit for the format. One of NANFA's finest (who prefers to remain anonymous) was responsible for that. Nice report! My travels this summer may bring me back up to OH. If so, maybe we can go chase some fish.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Crail <>
Sent: Apr 20, 2004 8:09 AM
Subject: NANFA-- Borden, Macon and hopefully downtown Toledo

I enjoyed the write ups Bruce and Steven. I really liked the web format of the Macon trip too Steven.

Saturday we did some sampling on the Ottawa again for our dam removal project. There were some extra grad students along... One fella had done his masters on isopods and was looking for bugs. We ended up going out the whole rest of the day collecting, looking at bugs, fish, critters, plants. I can't wait to start school. I said "anthropogenic" and "eutrophic" in the same sentence and didn't have to explain anything. That and I didn't have to explain why mayflies are a good thing, not a bad thing. It's was kinda like "Hi Honey, I'm home!" :)

This afternoon, weather permitting, we'll be taking out some inner city kiddos that are part of an after school program another friend of mine at the Univerisity places her kids in. They wanted to do this whole "Finding Nemo" kinda thing. I said "Well hows about finding him in Toledo and not Australia, huh, so maybe we can generate some city pride?" :)

Should be interesting to see what we find down there. It's got the orange biofilm "rust" that says "I am waaaaay over enriched". I fish watched there last Friday. There were probably about 30 large male white suckers hanging out in the riffle. Man they were beat up, I'm hoping that we can get at least one that hasn't been in the action so much.

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