Hello from central Iowa!
Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:54 PM
Seems like you don't attend ISU, but I'm right up your alleyway. I might have more to say later but I saw this post while working on other things. Welcome to the forum, nice to see someone else from central IA!
I graduated from Iowa State in '06 and still live in Ames very near campus.
Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:23 PM
Fathead minnow: http://aqualandpetsp...ead Minnows.htm
Green sunfish: http://aqualandpetsp...ls, Sunfish.htm
Longear sunfish: http://aqualandpetsp...ear Sunfish.htm
Najas guadalupensis: http://aqualandpetsp...Plant,Najas.htm
You have a lot of neat species local to you. Iowa's in the middle of the range of some great fish, like etheostoma spectabile and lepomis humilis.
Orangespotted sunfish (lepomis humilis)
Orangethroat darter (etheostoma spectabile)
You also happen to be in the right range for potamogeton richardsonii. I've been making this request for years but I might as well repeat it here. If you find any Richardson's pondweed while you're out collecting, let me know. It's so pretty.
Man I'm sad I didn't get some before I moved to North Carolina (outside its range). I got all excited when I was in the Dan River last summer (this was before the spill ) and I found some potamogeton crispus. For a second I thought I'd found p. richardsonii. *sighs*
Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:04 PM
Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:38 PM
This is the aforementioned Iowa Scott. I am in Davenport freezing. I am up for collecting in the spring and the convention this summer.
Sounds great! I've touched base with Ken and Orangespotted. I think we're planning on some collection trips this spring/summer around the Ames/Des Moines area on the weekend sometime.
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