France – 76 – Seine Maritime – Saint Saëns – The Varenne River.

La Varenne

This small river of maybe 5 meter of width with rather fast moving water. In the bed of the river large clump of Callitriche (water-starworts) are thriving.

I spend 10 minutes with my net just before joining a party for my grandmother 95’s birthday and I was very lucky with the water mites. I had a crop of more than 10 specimens. It was the 15th of July 2012.

Agrandir le plan

The river Varenne is about to be a « Natura 2000 » natural site. Its biodiversity is considered as an asset by the surrounding community. A website in french.

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