RE: NANFA-- More on convention

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 2 Sep 2000 09:47:43 -0700

> Rob, what kind of species are found in the areas you mentioned?

There are several great streams within a short drive. The Hocking Hills are
in Ohio's oldest area geologically-speaking. But being close to the glacial
boundary, one can go north or south and see different species and species
diversities. Generally, if you go north and west you'll see more diverse
fish assemblages. You will see lots of minnows and darters.

See Mark Binkley's central Ohio collecting page at

Fishes of Ohio's State Scenic Rivers at

Darby Creek Home Page at Darby Creek is a
beautiful and diverse stream. One could visit it where it originates NW of
Columbus near Ohio's highest point of elevation and find headwater species,
then follow it along its 75-100 mile length and see changes in species and
assembleges to maximum diversity in its middle reaches near Columbus, then
finally to open water/river species at its mouth where it enters the Scioto
River near Circleville. The headwater areas are too far from the Hocking
Hills to visit, but not the lower reaches. It's a gem of a stream.

> Also,
> is there a college nearby from which you might invite speakers?
> Restaurants nearby? Local diversions for spouses who aren't into fish?

What kind of diversions would they like, Bob? Columbus and Ohio State
University are only an hour or so away. Columbus has theaters, museums,
shopping, etc. By the way, I lived in Columbus for 6 years and graduated
from OSU. My parents live in a town in southern Ohio called West Union.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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