With the return of balmy weather, it’s a perfect time to appreciate local waters. Visit your favorite brook, stream, river, pond or lake. Wonder at the intricate web of aquatic life – are mayflies hatching? are fish feeding on these nutritious tidbits? And look for the aerobatics of bank swallows (Riparia riparia) – often the first sign of a hatch are swallows swooping above the water catching insects as they fly. If you like, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to post your special place on this blog.
Also celebrate water as part of Drinking Water Week. Since 1988, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated drinking water during the first week in May. An annual opportunity to recognize the vital benefits that safe healthy water provides for our communities. For more info about your drinking water you can visit http://www.drinktap.org/