Tour: Exploring a Scenic River & Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

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Date(s) - 08/22/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Highbanks Metro Park, Big Meadows Picnic Shelter

Tour: Exploring a Scenic River & Aquatic Macroinvertebrates with Heather Doherty (ONDR)

Description: Experience the Olentangy State Scenic River. Take a walk to explore plants and trees in the river corridor and see how they influence river habitat. Once we arrive at the stream, use a net to explore for aquatic life and learn how the scenic rivers program monitors bugs living in the water as a measure of stream health. We will walk on the trail that follows the river, and be getting in the water to demonstrate how we sample for aquatic macroinvertebrates (or bugs) to monitor water quality. Please dress accordingly and bring waterproof boots, and remember to bring plenty of water to drink and a snack if you think you will need one.

Groups will be limited to 10 people. Participants must wear masks and maintain social distance.

Location details: Highbanks Metro Park (9466 US Rt 23 N, Lewis Center, OH 43035), Big Meadows Picnic Shelter. To get there, drive past the nature center, proceed all the way down a long hill, take the first left onto the Big Meadows loop drive, and park on the left next to the shelter house and play ground.