Discover the fascinating underwater life of the watershed with the Farmington River Watershed Association as we explore Walton Pond and Poplar Swamp Brook at beautiful Winding Trails in Farmington. Spend the morning pond-side and wading in the brook to observe, identify, and marvel at the life histories and ecology of insects and other creatures that inhabit still and flowing waters. Learn how and why we use aquatic insects in our watershed-wide water quality monitoring.
We will provide nets, buckets and expertise; you need only bring your curious mind. We meet at Nature’s Porch, Winding Trails’ beautiful certified Connecticut grown building. We will go outdoors rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear to wade into shallow water (water shoes, old sneakers, or waders.) Program is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required; please register through the Winding Trails website: http://www.windingtrails.org/register/?id=406
Led by: FRWA Water Quality & Projects Coordinator: Alisa Phillips-Griggs
Saturday September 20, 2014
10 am to Noon
Nature’s Porch, Winding Trails, Farmington, CT