WQVC Macroinvertebrate Workshop - photos
Three OWA Members attended the Water Quality Volunteer Coalition's Macroinvertebrate Workshop @ Climbers Run Preserve on Saturday April 29.
A warm welcome from Linda Ferich, WQVC Coordinator
Workshop Leader Julie Ambler explaining the role of stream invertebrates as indicators of water quality
Classroom ID with samples loaned by Matt Kofroth, Lancaster Conservation District.
Sample collection with Liz Cushman holding the net, Craig Ferich kicking up the substrate and Linda Ferich looking on.
Transferring the sample
The Identification Tray
Inspecting the sample. OWA members Jim Harnish and Patti Blakeslee are in the middle ground
Droppers, tweezers and small brushes all work well. Jim Harnish hard at work.
The goal: A mayfly larva in the tray
Liz Cushman cleaning the equipment
Scoring the sample. This one got a rating of 59 - a remarkably good score.
All done by noon with time for a light lunch.
Thanks to Linda, Julie, Craig, Liz, the WQVC and the Lancaster Conservancy!