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and Macroinvertebrate Image Gallery

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This will always be a work in progress. 

Images are of macroinvertebrates from the Susquehanna River and Delaware River watersheds. 

If you have an taken an image of a macroinvertebrate that you would like to share from one of these watersheds please feel free to send it to me.

Aquatic worms and leeches Other macroinvertebrates
without legs


Leech feeding on Painted Turtle

 (Ariel Engelman)




                                                                                                Photo by Sue Atkinson

All of those under-appreciated macroinvertebrates contribute to the food web (that includes us) and to the water quality that we enjoy!




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Ed Engelman
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  Getting the Lead Out! 
Lead from fishing kills loons and other waterfowl.  Go lead free.  This simple change in fishing tackle can have tremendous benefits for loons and other wildlife!  Wire, buttons, and even nails can replace lead in your jigs and flies.  This image taken by Rachelle Engelman shows swans swimming at Hampton Court in England.  The mortality of swans in England and Wales due to lead poisoning was alarming.  The number of swans on the Thames has shown a dramatic recovery since regulations went into effect banning the use of lead sinkers and jigs.
Go lead free!


" Fishermen, hunters, wood choppers[, those who monitor water quality by collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates], and others spending their lives in the [streams, rivers,] fields and woods, in a peculiar  sense a part of Nature themselves, are often in a more favorable 

mood for observing her, in the intervals of their pursuits, than 

philosophers or poets even, who approach her with expectation." 


from Walden, by Henry David Thoreau with bracketed words added by EE


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