Did you know that the bugs living in a stream can tell you how healthy your water is? Aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates are small organisms without a backbone that live on the bottoms of streams. By collecting and identifying these “macros” using the Save Our Streams protocol, volunteer monitors can determine the health of their streams.
Join Zach Moss, SOS Coordinator for the Midwest, for an introduction of these amazing critters. You’ll learn about the life history of these bugs, how to identify them in the field, and what resources you can use to practice collecting and identifying on your own!