Tuesday, May 08, 2012

What's A Scud?

The small tributaries to Whites Creek are populated with all sorts of interesting creatures. While the large ones get all the hype, the small ones are sometimes more important to the food chain and are indicators of the health of the ecosystem. Most folks don't know that there is a tiny shrimp like beastie called a "scud" living in the mossy water's edge. I find them by turning over moss covered rocks in the small streams of Whites Creek Gorge.

Pictures and other stuff about Scuds

If you're nice, later, I'll tell you about the jelly fish that live here. Really! I didn't know either until we found them swimming around in the hot summer water.

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