Wider section of Perch Creek, downstream of Perch Lake and a number of ranches. Testing takes place just downstream of the bridge at Doyle Road. This is a roadside site. The water is tested close to a riffle area in the stream.
This site has been tested by trained community scientists since 2015.
- Group: Couchiching Conservancy : Community Science Water Monitoring Program
- Site ID: WQ03
- Lat: 44.6398494
- Lng: -78.9228415
- Waterbody Type: Creek
- Timezone: America/Toronto
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Very severly flooded, couldn’t get close safely
Many Caddisfly Larvae, 5 Sculpin (4 small 1 large). 5 adult Monarch Butterflies visiting blooming Milkweed, 3 Monarch Caterpillars on Common Milkweed.
High water. Looks like watercress growing on site-side of the bridge now.
Chickadees eating seeds on bank. Brush cutting in road allowance, woodchips floating in the water.
Sculpin sighted, many water striders and water boatmen, one water penny beetle. Lots of algae. Goldfinches, turkey vulture, veery and ovenbird heard.
Lots of seagulls calling today, heard thunder while testing. Likely that a storm front was rolling in while testing today.
Extreme flooding, couldn't even get close enough to grab sample. Current very strong. Heard rushing water, beaver dam could be closer than we thought.
Caddisfly larvae in water. Two crows, one squirrel sighted. Several chickadees heard calling.
Caddisfly larvae in water. Squirrels heard chattering. Downy woodpecker spotted on dead tree in riparian zone.
Water striders, snails and caddisfly larvae sighted in water. Squirrel and grouse sighted nearby.