Thursday, September 13, 2012

5-Mile Creek

 These are a few pictures from 5-Mile Creek, a sampling site we used in field techniques in zoology last spring right off of the Yellowstone River.  As you can see the site is quite beautiful.  5-Mile is currently a small patch of public land, though it has been proposed to make this into a more accessible public park.  If this were to happen, 5-Mile could have large cement paths strewn about and a much higher amount of visitors.  As we found out, the diversity of small mammals, fish, herpetofauna, and birds is pretty amazing.  However the site turns out, I just hope that the natural heritage is the first thing they keep in mind while developing the park.

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