03-05-2011, 09:25 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty, TX, USA
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Field Trip Ideas
We'll have to discuss more about Field Trips and "when, where, etc..." at meetings, but I thought it would be a good idea to jot down some ideas for places to go ditch -diving as a club. Feel free to post your favorite spots.
Nacogdoches - Plant Materials Center: the forested area has several wet spots and depressions with an array of plants and inverts. It's a long drive, but well worth it if the weather is right.
Chambers County - local farms and ranches: I MIGHT be able to get us onto some private land with access to lots of freshwater wetlands. My favorite hot-spot has been sold and I'm not well-acquainted with the new owner. Definitely can get into the marshes, but I'm not sure what we'd do in saline areas (maybe hunt nerites?...I wouldn't know where to start).
Alexander Deussen Park (NorthEast Houston): the entrance is loaded with lilies and fish and inverts and there are some shallow drainage ditches running through. Lots of marginal plants that could be grown submersed.