Noemi and Jenny find lively stoneflies under the ice in Fleming Creek on a cold, sunny day in January 2010.

The Huron River was crawling with volunteers and stoneflies on Saturday, from White Lake to Flat Rock (near Lake Erie), in order to give the river system its annual check-up. The instruments for this kind of check-up included pickaxes to break through the ice and nets to scoop up the bugs.  Many of the volunteers were surprised at “… the amount of life in a frozen stream.” More photos are here. Go here to read an account of the day.