PALERMO — The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association will offer a guided exploration into the world of stream macroinvertebrates (animals without backbones that can be seen with the naked eye). The event is set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 9. The SVCA Programs Manager Lynne Flaccus will guide participants to the Palermo Preserve, Turner Ridge Road, to investigate the underwater world of insects and other critters in the Sheepscot River, according to a news release from the association.

The preserve helps protect upland habitat along a stretch of the Sheepscot River that has been identified as important spawning and rearing habitat for Atlantic salmon, according to the release. The river also is home to a variety of macroinvertebrates that provide an important food source for salmon and other fish that live there.

Participants of all ages can use nets and turn over rocks in search of critters. Bins filled with what is found will be available for those who prefer to stay on dry land.

For more information, call 586-5616, or visit sheepscot.org.


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