|We gathered up our fishing gear and headed along the path to the Stream Study area to see what we could see.
|Danica was soon heading to the other side of the river to explore.
|At first JJ stayed close at hand with his trusty fishing net at the ready,.
|Then he joined sister in the deeper water.
|The other day when we were here, we were the only people in the park. Today though, there was a group of Japanese students doing a field trip here. So we had 60 students plus instructors in the stream area with us.
|The instructors were very nice to us too, and told us where to look for pond life. The trick was to move the rocks around and look closely underneath.
|I sat on a rock by the water's edge...
|...while the kids went on the hunt.
|Danica caught a water beetle...
|but needed help netting a crayfish.
|JJ needed help too...
|But eventually was successful with a little help from Amma.
|He was very pleased with his treasure.
|We put both crayfish in a bucket of water so we could get a picture of them before putting them back into the stream.