Sunday, August 14, 2016

they're back!

If they appear at all, look for freshwater jellyfish during the hottest part of late summer in local stillwater quarries and lakes.

The freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii) are back in Mead's Quarry Lake at Ijams. Most years we do not see them, or find them. But, every so often, this time of the year during the high heat of August and early September, I'm carrying a Mason jar with three or four in it. 

For a look back, click: jellies adieu, Ephemeral treasure and  Jelly-fishin'.

The best way to see them "au natural" is to rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard from RiverSports at Meads and go jellyfishin' on your own. (The jellies in the buff, not you. There are laws of common decency.)

Photo by Chuck Cooper

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