I'm completely ignorant (in the original sense of the word) about what critters may be in the winter water. One of my resolutions is to learn more about my local rivers, and I'd like to gather and identify what's in them. Although here in RI the temps have been around 40 degrees or higher, I'm still interested in learning what I can.
Here's the question: What's the best way to gather bugs, particularly in winter? I've heard of turning stones over, which I will do. Is a kick net still useful? I know it will be seriously cold, even with relatively mild temps, but I'd like to give this a shot.
If you have a favorite way of gathering, preserving, and identifying aquatic life, I'd love to hear about it.
Last edited by teachmarkey; 01-13-2012 at 12:33 AM.
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