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  • Paint Rock, Alabama- NANFA
    worn limestone clif face A spring run passed under the road and along the edge of a cow pasture We stopped asked permission to poke around and kick seined the pasture and investigated the spring as it came out of the cliff The darters we found were in brilliant breeding coloration the most vivid Tennessee snubnoses I ve ever seen Casper took them back to the farm house in a Glad bag and showed them to the family They were visibly startled and impressed As we packed up our gear across the road from the spring run the cows came down stared at us and proceeded to drink water Beason Spring on AL Hwy 65 Princeton Jackson Co AL Dave Neely Casper Cox Bruce Stallsmith Steven Ellis Notes abundant watercress in cow pasture Collected with seine only Species observed striped shiner sawfin shiner blacknose dace banded sculpin mosquitofish rainbow darter Tennessee snubnose darter hybrid green x bluegill sunfish Next we went to another striking spring also at the base of an even higher limestone cliff face Blue Spring is circular about 50 feet across probably 6 feet deep in the middle and has a spring run The water even made Casper complain about how cold it was The Johnny darters were an interesting find they have a disjunct distribution in the Paint Rock valley and far to the southwest below the fall line they re common They were the first I ve seen Blue Spring on County Road 20 Jackson Co AL Dave Neely Casper Cox Bruce Stallsmith Steven Ellis Notes bluish water very cold No vegetation Collected with seine only Species observed striped shiner blacknose dace mottled sculpin banded sculpin bluegill rainbow darter stripetail darter johnny darter Tennessee snubnose darter blueside darter greenside darter This was the end of the trip for myself and Steven Ellis Casper and Dave crashed somewhere along the western edge of Jackson County and continued yesterday Selby Spring off of Co Rd 145 Jackson Co AL 27 May 2001 Dave Neely Casper Cox Notes beautiful cliff faces and small cave Collected with dip net only Species observed blacknose dace banded sculpin Isbell Spring Jackson Co AL Dave Neely Casper Cox Notes Nice cave system with knee deep water at entrance Collected with seine dip net Species observed banded sculpin bluegill Flint River at Winchester Rd near Bell Factory Madison Co AL Dave Neely Casper Cox Notes slightly turbid visibility about 2 ft Didn t stay long snorkeling only Species observed largescale stoneroller striped shiner northern hogsucker rainbow darter Tennessee snubnose darter dusky darter This site is one of my personal faves that I often visit with just a dipnet Using a seine increases the species count dramatically I ve also found greenside darters and stripetail darters at this site Mountain Fork at Old Mountain Fork Rd Madison Co AL Dave Neely Casper Cox Notes Large spring ca 2 mi upstream Abundant vegetation including lots of parrotfeather riverweed pondweed others Water clear and cold Snorkelling

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    creek chub In contrast the river below the canyon has a fairly diverse fish fauna including an excellent population of the federally threatened blue shiner The canyon itself is reason enough to visit but the snorkeling is exceptional A park at the canyon mouth provided a nice place to rendezvous but as with all National parks collecting is illegal without an additional special permit Look but don t touch The nice Park Service ranger was happy to just stop Steven and Bruce as they netted The group snorkeled the deep pools at the canyon mouth for an hour or so seeing several large longnose gar to 2m three Cyprinella taxa in full breeding splendor Alabama blue and tricolor shiners Mobile logperch in great abundance and some large freshwater drum The full species list totaled 18 species This was Jonathan s first time snorkeling and he seemed rather enthralled to check out the diversity below After a drive down to the AL Hwy 273 bridge the group seined for an hour or so just below the park boundaries Bronze darter greenbreast darter speckled darter and Mobile logperch were in abundance A large dog helped chase fish into the seine and ate

    Original URL path: http://nanfa.org/NANFAregions/tn/tn_jun00.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Second Half of 2012
    found in Arizona s waters Sampling in the Little Colorado River in August saw water levels that were extremely low We also sampled in the Verde River and isolated streams throughout Central Arizona In one case there were crayfish in an isolated stream Exotics caught ranged from plains killifish and golden shiners in the Little Colorado River system to bullhead catfish red shiners and crayfish in many of the other

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  • NANFA  MONSTER FLORIDA FLING 1/30 - 2/3/2003
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  • First Half of 2012
    recent American Killifish Association convention two members of the regional group presented a workshop on collecting in Florida and Alabama with an emphasis on the work and goals of NANFA In addition a small NANFA membership display was set up in the general show area We also have upcoming trips planned to the western Florida panhandle and Mobile Bay AL and a second trip to the Homestead area to survey

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  • Second Half of 2012
    member from Alabama quickly agreed to meet us and guide the group through the collectable habitats in Mobile Bay Two groups one from Tampa Bay in central Florida and the other from the Jacksonville area on the northern Atlantic coast of Florida rallied Friday evening west of Tallahassee Never missing a moment to get wet collections were made at Hammock Lake and Telogia Creek on the way to the meeting site We also stopped to photograph the wonderful carnivorous plants found at a unique site in Hosford that features a concentration of several species of these unusual plants An early start on Saturday allowed us to collect at several sites in the western Florida panhandle on our way to Alabama After this productive run we arrived in Alabama Saturday evening for a great Mexican dinner followed by the normal sorting and evaluation of the days catch A cold and windy Sunday morning greeted us on the shore of Mobile Bay making our first collecting of the day somewhat uncomfortable However snagging the interesting saltwater killifish Adinia xenica made it all worthwhile Sunday also produced our most unusual site This small runoff no more than and foot and a half wide and less than 4 deep produced many beautiful fish including an unusually marked Elassoma evergladei and a bright red finned Fundulus cingulatus The trip back to the Tallahassee area completed our Sunday activities and prepared us for the long trip back to Tampa Bay and Jacksonville on Monday The wonderful and productive Wacissa Springs was visited on the way home Monday and once again did not disappoint Elassoma gilberti and the beautifully colored Lucania goodei a personal favorite of mine were found in abundance As always these were augmented by several other species commonly found at this beautiful site And

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  • New Page
    sections 1 an outline of ideas to further NANFA s goals and build regions and 2 NANFA promotional displays Click on a small image to open a larger image in another browser window Page 1 Introduction Page 2 Regional Outreach

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  • Central Georgia NANFA Collecting Trip- April 3, 2004
    the base of the falls Photo by Steven A Ellis L R Laura Paul Charles David Michael Photo by Steven A Ellis Geoff sharing the craft with his son Photo by Steven A Ellis Loading up for the next stop Photo by Steven A Ellis Michael and Andrew anchored the seine against the current while some of the rest of us kicked into it expecting a fair catch of darters If the darters were there they skillfully eluded us Seining the wide pool beneath the falls Michael and I only captured about three shiners and a chub Further downstream Charles bagged some juvenile madtoms We were uncertain of the species but since only two were in range they had to be either speckled or tadpole madtoms The creek also bore evidence of cattle Bluegill Redbreast sunfish Largemouth bass Turquoise darter females only Female turquoise darters Grayfin redhorse Bluehead chub Yellowfin shiner Ocmulgee shiner madtom Madtom Micheal Wolfe photo fence lizard David Ramsey photo Geoff Kimber photo Fence lizard Sceloporus undulatus Vegetation was restricted to the upper banks of the stream and above Somewhat shady system HERBS Sedges Carex sp Sensitive fern Onoclea sensiblis Various mosses Common violet Viola sororia SHRUBS Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Red buckeye Aesculus pavia Canadian serviceberry Amelanchier canadensis TREES Red Maple Acer rubrum Box elder Acer negundo VINES Trumpet honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Water temperature 55F TDS 27 pH below 5 Nitrates 0 Tobesofkee Creek Ocmulgee drainage GA Highway 74 approximately 15 miles west of Macon Determined to hit the third site above the fall line before lunch we headed further south on GA Highway 42 then east on GA Highway 74 until we came to Tobesofkee Creek Both of the creeks we had just visited drain into this one just a few miles upstream of where we worked it This one was very wide by comparison deep in places and possessed a significantly stronger current The water clarity was not great and according to Geoff who braved it without waders it was colder Less than ten feet out from the bank in the deeper water the combination of moderate current and an unstable bottom made it difficult to safely wander out too far Broken shelves of stone allowed us to cross in just a few places Otherwise most of the work was done with dipnets close to the grassy banks Tobesofkee Creek upstream from the bridge Tobesofkee Creek downstream Tobesofkee Creek upstream Photo by Julie Kimber Steven finds solid footing Waiting for the drop off Beginning the assault on Tobesofkee Creek Laura Charles at Tobesofkee Creek Geoff Kimber photo Tobesofkee Creek Photo by Julie Kimber Bluegill Warmouth Redbreast sunfish Spotted sunfish Christmas darter Grayfin redhorse Bluehead chub Bluehead chub Yellowfin shiner Ocmulgee shiner Eastern river cooter Eastern river cooter Vegetation was restricted to the mid banks of the river and above The mid banks supported wetland species but the upper banks and surrounding forest were sandy and dryer Since this was a wider river sun loving

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