April 9th, 2011
Silver Creek Preserve
9:30 am, lots of cumulus and patchy sun.
Starting off in Hailey, Idaho, we journeyed to local Lyons park to see restoration projects along the wetlands of the Wood River.
From there we traveled to Silver Creek Preserve, the world renowned trout fishing preserve.
But we were out for smaller game.
Although we saw Canadian Geese, more Mallards, some large troutsies, and a Northern Harrier.
The weather became cooler, with a few Spring showers threatening.
With our fearless leader, Ms York in the lead we set off to assay stream health.
(She was also the only person with the proper footwear to get in the stream.)
So with the help of Species flash cards, we learned the names and dispositions of our guests.
So the lack or low count of non tolerant species indicate pollution.
Happy to say, Silver Creek Preserve and the Nature Conservancy are doing pretty well.
And one thing I can say, That I have never regretted taking a jacket and gloves along when I go out in Idaho. :C)