Along the Creek

The sun was shining and spirits were high this past week when we had the opportunity to journey into Grayson Highlands State Park with a seventh grade group from Grayson Highlands School. After departing from the school, we hiked down the Cabin Creek Trail from Massey Gap, observing wildlife that we saw along the way.

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After reaching the base of the trail, the students conducted a stream survey which involved sampling and studying aquatic macroinvertebrates as well as fish. Even a few salamanders decided to show themselves! With the help of context clues and dichotomous keys, the students were able to not only catch but also identify the species seen.

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Before heading back, we took the opportunity to hike to the Cabin Creek Trail Waterfall, which added to the day’s adventures.

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