Creek Critter Crawl with Audubon Naturalist Society
Saturday, October 29, 2 - 4 pm

Locust Grove Nature Center


Ever wonder what lives in the creek?  Join us for a fun family activity identifying the critters frolicking in Cabin John Creek.  


The Audubon Naturalist Society is rolling out a new app called Creek Critters, which will help you get to know more about your local stream by leading you through an interactive field guide.  The app can help you find an appropriate collection site in a stream, teach you to collect creek critters (macroinvertebrates) using an inexpensive set of supplies, and walk you through identifying the critters.  A stream health report is automatically generated based on the macros that are found.


Recommended for kids 10 & older.

Younger kids will need more parental support for safety and explanations

People work in teams of 2-4 individuals.

Attendance is limited to 30, so please sign up in advance. (Pre-registration form is found below.).

We will provide all necessary equipment.

Want to find out more?  Watch this video:


See How the ANS Creek Critter App Works


What you need to do:


  • Pre-register for the event.  (Attendance is limited to 30 people.)

  • Download the free Creek Critter app before the event (to make sure that it works on your phone). 

  • If you don’t have a smartphone or are unable to download the app, we’ll have a few extra phones for people to use.