Kids: Discover Creek Critters

If you look at a creek, it's much more than just a bunch of moving water. There are nooks and crannies under rocks, holes in tree root clumps, and sneaky hiding spots in vegetation. These different areas provide awesome habitat for a wide variety of critters. Don't just look for just fish and frogs, there are many types of other animals like teeny tiny baby dragonflies, crawdads, and much more. If you look in the areas where the water is shallow, but moving fast over the rocks, these areas are called riffles. As the water tumbles over the rocks, it adds oxygen, a basic need for all the animals. This is often the best place to pick up some of the rocks and look on the bottom of them. There

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