Quick vote, guys: I have two locations in mind for possible collecting trips this weekend:
1 - Old Mine Park, Trumbull, CT
This is a former tungsten quarry that supposedly yields some cool rocks. Rock collecting is allowed. There is a stream/pond on the premises, but I have no clue how it rates as a plant/critter collecting location.
2 - Lake Mohegan Cascades, Fairfield, CT
This place won't let you steal the rocks, but there are some plants to collect and some lovely hiking trails. If anyone wants to try seining, it's an ideal place to come up with some small fish and crayfish. Plants include Hornwort, Elodea, Vallisneria, pickerel rush, Callitriche terrestris, and Ludwigia palustris. Also, we may be able to swing by the fishing creek on nearby Brookside Rd., afterward. It has a better selection of plant specimens to explore and may offer another chance at seining.
So, which will it be? Rock collecting at the mine, or seines away? Whatever gets the most votes in the next 24 hrs. will be our trip this weekend.
Also note that fishing season is open now, if you want to go harvesting fish you should get a license.