Playing in the Creek Again
By Theodosia Wade, Past Sustainable Newton Board Member
Who Doesn’t Love a Creek?
Thanks to the City of Oxford’s Sustainability Committee, I had a chance to play in the creek again with the Stream Team of GA and folks from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Since retiring, I really miss that part of teaching of Environmental Science at Oxford College, so it was a real treat for me to get my feet wet and my hands slimy.
On Saturday, we sampled a stretch of Dried Indian Creek behind the Oxford College Organic Farm to see how many different kinds of fish we could find. Using an electro-shocker, the team collected fish from horny head chub to yellow fin shiners -- even a few salamanders. No worries though, it was all catch and release with 0% fish mortality. What a beautiful array of fish, many in their brilliant breeding colors.