Monday, June 8, 2009

Cottonwood Creek in Harper County

Beautiful little creek. Cottonwood Creek. There are only about 10 thousand Cottonwood Creeks in Kansas (Cottonwoods are common). This one is in Harper County, we were looking for Arkansas Darters.

Didn't actually find any Ark Darters, even though this stretch of stream seemed perfect for them, but we did find some beautiful Killifish. Also caught Red Shiners, Sand Shiners, Central Stonerollers, Green Sunfish, and Mosquitofish. All with a dip net and minimal effort (two guys working for about 30-45 minutes).

Neat wildlife outside the stream as well. This was the best shot I could get of the black damsleflies that were all over the place.

Then we found this horned catepillar running across the road. I just about wrecked the truck stopping for this guy.

And then there was the not-so-wildlife. This old tractor looked cool to me. I love the wooden blades.

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