NANFA-- More SC collecting - July 22, 2002
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:49:52 EDT

More SC collections from July 22, 2002

After visiting this creek on July 19th, Dustin and I had decided we needed
to sample more spots along its run. We picked two spots from our map and,
along with Dan Hagley from Riverbanks zoo, headed out after work.

The first spot looked really inviting but was very deep. We weren't able to
sample as well or as far as we had planned. The current was strong and the
water was clear, deceptively clear as Dustin soon had the water break over
the top of his waders. Brrrrrr, it was least that's what he
said. Anyhoo, we spent about 15 minutes here and decided to move on. These
are the few fish that we found:

Site # 072202-1
Black Creek / North Fork Edisto drainage

Dusky Shiner (Notropis cummingsae)
Spotted Sunfish (Lepomis punctatus)
Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
Blackbanded Darter (Percina nigrofasciata)

Just downstream, but within sight, from this spot was a privately owned
picnic/recreation area complete with sliding board, rope swing and diving
board out over the creek. Would have been nice to be able to use it because
we were having one of our normal South Carolina summer days.