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Paige Brook, July 11th

Zone 3, all of Paige Brook, July 11th

Kendall and I launched into Paige Brook for her first training on Sunday. Brackish water near the causeway made it difficult to see very far under the water surface but it was much easier as we meandered toward the Channel. We were able to find a good number of assorted emergent, floating and submerged plants for her eyes to begin “seeing” them more easily by the end of our time out there. BEAUTIFUL lilies abound. Along with red water mites, everywhere.

Still early in the season to find more of the plants that usually grow in the center of the brook.

Did find one beautiful butterfly (a fritillary, identified as an Aphrodite) by the Godbold’s dock (grid 3674):

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