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Biology in the HPER Stream

Bee hive found in the surrounding vegetation.

Bee hive found in the surrounding vegetation.

Corbiculidae clams are found in the HPER stream filtering fine organic matter as it flow downstream.

Corbiculidae clams are found in the HPER stream filtering fine organic matter as it flow downstream.

Dragonfly nymphs are sensitive organisms and indicate good water quality in the HPER streams!

Dragonfly nymphs are sensitive organisms and indicate good water quality in the HPER streams!

Grass planted on stream banks helps to stabilize the banks and prevent erosion.

Grass planted on stream banks helps to stabilize the banks and prevent erosion.

Black spotted Topminnow found in the HPER stream.

Black spotted Topminnow found in the HPER stream.

Leaf Litter retained in the stream add energy to the stream ecosystem.

Leaf Litter retained in the stream add energy to the stream ecosystem.

Restoration ecology students love to find critters in the stream!

Restoration ecology students love to find critters in the stream!

They may make your skin crawl, but leeches actually indicate fair water quality.

They may make your skin crawl, but leeches actually indicate fair water quality.

Snails found in the stream scraper algae off rocks and other substrate.

Snails found in the stream scraper algae off rocks and other substrate.