This resource was created by Von Scully and Kate Reilly.
"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
Often attributed to the Cree Indigenous Peoples, the quote reminds us that water is precious. Planet earth, despite being coined the “water planet”, has an extremely limited supply of accessible fresh water.
We hope you enjoy reading about just a few of the elements that represent the biodiversity of these interactive systems and perhaps on your next visit to Duke Farms, can make some aquatic discoveries of your own!
What is a caddisfly? They're insects closely related to moths - you can tell the difference starting with their heads. While moths have a straw-like mouth, caddisflies have chewing mandibles and adults have something called a maxillary palp instead of a mouth. Why? Because caddisflies don't eat! Learn more about these fascinating creatures, like their anatomy and how they build their mobile shelters.