Come help us sample the macroinvertebrates in the creek! Stay for the whole time or show up at anytime.
Samples are taken from five locations on Darby Creek: Bartram Park in Darby, Darby Creek Road in Havertown (downstream from the Haverford Reserve), Skunk Hollow in Radnor, the Branydwine Preserve at Waterloo Mills in Easttown, and the Swedish Cabin in Upper Darby.
The insects and bugs we collect provide a snapshot of the health of Darby Creek. This will be our 13th year of intense sample collections and identifications. From this long-term sampling, a trend of the stream health at each site has been determined. Each year at our Insect Identification Workshop, held in January/February, we compare our findings from the water quality determinations from the previous years. It’s a way of getting the big picture from a lot of very small bugs!