FC: Kate and Holly's Field Study Digital Scrapbook!
1: Family:Gerridae The front wing of a Water Strider is only half functional. It has the unique ability to walk on water by utilizing the high surface tension of water and long, hydrophobic legs to help them stay above water | Water Strider
2: Whirligig Beetles | Family:Gyrinidae These Beetles tipicaly Live on the surface of water. They are known for their tendency to live in groups as a survival technique.
3: Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos (Males) Bright bottle- green head Omnivorous and very flexible in its food choice Feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing Usually nest on a river bank but not always near water
4: Water Lily | Nymphaeaceae | Flowers are usually floating or raised above the surface of the water. The beautiful nature of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. It can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. The Nymphaeaceae are aquatic, rhizomatous herbs.
5: Chickadee | Poecile atricapillus | The Black-capped Chickadee has a black cap and bib with white sides to the face. Insects form a large part of their diet, especially in summer; seeds and berries become important in winter. Black-capped Chickadees are among a number of bird species affected by an unknown agent that is causing beak deformities, which may cause stress for affected species by inhibiting feeding ability, mating, and grooming
6: Vole | Myodes glareolus | Voles are small rodents that grow to 3-7 inches, depending on the species. They will readily thrive on small plants. Like shrews they will eat dead animals and like mice or rats, they can live on most any nut or fruit. Voles will often eat succulent root systems and will burrow under plants or ground cover they are particularly fond of and eat away until the plant is dead.
7: Snail | Helix pomatia | Snail is a common name for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells in the adult stage. Snails can be found in a very wide range of environments including ditches, deserts, and the abyssal depths of the sea. Many snails are herbivorous, eating plants or rasping algae from surfaces with the radula, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores. Snails and slugs destroy crops by eating roots, leaves, stems and fruits.
8: Cattail | Typha latifolia | Leaves are alternate and mostly basal to a simple, jointless stem that eventually bears the flowering spikes. Often among the first wetland plants to colonize areas of newly exposed wet mud; it also spreads by rhizomes, forming dense stands often to the exclusion of other plants. The disintegrating heads are used by some birds to line their nests.
9: Aspen Poplar | Populus tremuloides | Native to cooler areas of North America. The glossy green leaves, dull beneath, become golden to yellow, rarely red, in autumn. The bark is relatively smooth greenish-white to gray and is marked by thick black horizontal scars and prominent black knots. It propagates itself primarily through root sprouts. | The leaves of the Quaking Aspen serve as food for caterpillars
10: Raspberry Shrub | Rubus strigosus | It is a perennial plant. The flowers are produced in late spring. The fruit is 1–1.2 cm diameter, red, edible, sweet but tart-flavored. The flowers can be a major nectar source for honeybees and other pollinators. Raspberries are very vigorous and can be locally invasive. The leaves can be used fresh or dried in herbal and medicinal teas