Creno on Jan 15, 2008January 15th, 2008, 12:36 pm EST
Wonderful pictures! Is this really a natural spring that was piped for something long ago and is sort of restoring itself? If so natural springs like this are one of the neatest types of habitat with a tremendous amount of the most threatened native species. Is it currently relatively protected from future surface disturbance?
My avocation is primarily the caddis that inhabit such areas. Many of these areas are not marked on maps and have never been sampled to see what may be there. In the arid west we are still finding many new species at sites like this - although they are seldom this pretty.
For those of you wandering fisher persons who come across these in your other pursuits I would love to know where they are in case I get in the area to while collecting caddis sometime. Or if any of you have easy access to something like this and are interesting in collecting please contact me off line.