NANFA-- collecting tonight

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 1 Sep 2002 23:14:27 -0500

Matt and myself decided to go to the marsh and do some plant collecting, for
the nearly completed gar river addition. That was too hard in the dark, but
we did some good road hunting for herps. The air was thick with humidity
looked like smoke in the headlights, and lightening flashes could be seen to
the west along with rumbles of thunder. Some areas the roads were plastered
with frogs, greens and bulls. We also found several garter snakes, redbelly
snakes and fox snakes. That was cool enough. We also checked out the new
bridge on highway ( or rather replaced bridge) 173 and seen so many large
crawfish I was getting really hungry. Also there were lots of bluegills,
pumpkinseeds, unidentifiable sunfish, largemouth bass ( many with wounds in
the mouths from careless hook removal was our guess), black crappie, golden
shiners, and a larger northern pike. At another area we seen more
unidentifiable sunfish, pumpkinseeds, madtoms, black bullheads, some kind of
minnows, and big tadpoles.

Thats all for now, but tomorrow we head west to meet up with Ray Katula for
some Mississippi River and Black River collecting. Should have an
interesting report from that one.


P.S. We did not wear boots.
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