Red crustacean -like organism in Boulder Creek
From the samples of the three trout stomachs, I identified two different orders of invertebrates, and five separate families of invertebrates. I observed the order Diptera, family Chironomidae in three different stages of its life cycle. I observed Chironomidae in its earliest larval stage, its pupa stage, and its final adult stage. I also identified certain Chironomidae that I believed to be in between the pupa stage and the adult stage. Along with these I identified one slender winter stonefly nymph order Plecoptera, family Capniidae, one common stonefly nymph casing order Plecoptera, family Perlidae, one green stonefly nymph casing order Plecoptera, family Chloroperlidae, and one Nemourid Broadbacks stonefly nymph order Plecoptera, family Nemouridae.
A colony of trees along a creek, turning color, Flagstaff Road, near Boulder, CO
Growing in mixed forest, with Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir
on dry slopes mixed with Douglas Fir and Juniper