Freshwater Academy is a week-long camp that gives high school students the opportunity for hands-on experience and fieldwork in Northwestern Pennsylvania's waterways. Students spend their days studying biology and freshwater ecology at a level they can't achieve in the classroom. They will get wet, they will get dirty, and they will love it!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Lucky Charms of French Creek
This morning on our canoe trip we stopped several times to look for mussels. The main types were the three ridge mussel whose first three ridges are the farthest apart and formed during thier earliest life stages. I found a lucky species called the rabbit's foot mussel, obviously named because of its peculiar shape. It was mind-boggling the number of mussels that could be found in such a small area.But overall, I think the best part of the trip was the rabbit's foot mussel.Yeah, talk about a good luck charm!!!!! What an awesome day. I hope I can do it again in my creek back at home soon!!