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Creek Critters – Discover Who Lives in the Creek

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ever wonder who lives in the creek?

For all you nature lovers, here’s another activity to add to your list – macro-invertebrate watching!

Join us for a fun family activity identifying critters in the Little Falls creek. We will have all the tools you need to capture and ID the bugs that live under water. Bring your smart phone (if you have one) as we will be using the Creek Critters app for this activity. We have smart phone covers so don’t worry about it getting wet. Wear water shoes or we also have boots to lend. Please download the free Creek Critter app before the event to ensure that it works on your phone. If you don’t have a smart phone, we will pair you with someone who does.


Creek Critters is an app created by the Audubon Naturalist Society to engage people in improving the health of their local streams by leading them through a macro-invertebrate collection. The app guides novices on finding an appropriate collection site in a stream, collecting macros (“creek critters”) using an inexpensive set of supplies, and identifying the macros. A stream health report is automatically generated based on the macros that are found. The app is intended to build on the excitement generated when people learn about the stream habitat and discover the critters that make their homes in this habitat. Please download the free Creek Critter app before the event to ensure that it works on your phone

COVID Safety: Participants must follow the current Montgomery County, MD and CDC guidelines for COVID safe outdoor events.

RAIN PLANS: Please check our website to see if the event is cancelled due to rain. We will decide the day of by noon.

We will be monitoring the creek in the Little Falls Stream Valley Park about 1/4 mile below Massachusetts Ave. Park at the gravel parking lot at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and Massachusetts Ave in Bethesda and head south into the Park on the path. You will see us on the right by the second bench. We will have a table and banner, so you shouldn’t miss us. Click HERE for location of Parking Lot.


September 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Little Falls Watershed Alliance
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Little Falls Creek and Parkway
5403 Massachusetts Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland
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