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Crawdad City, Colorado . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 September 2013; published on 7 September 2013; revised
Location: Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado

Dear Ones,

Stalking crawdads in Colorado … An edited Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I am stalking crawdads today … see, there is one … [shows crawdad slipping from rocks into water] …

Image: “Crawdad, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Crawdad, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Oh, there he goes! [shows other crawdads in water] … Look at! Can you see them? Stick around … [shows another crawdad] … They do not like sounds. Look at that! [crawdads are edging backwards off rocks into water] … Oh, they are all going down. [One is left on a rock.] Hello, dude! Hello, hello, how are you? Yeah, they do not like me much.

[Shows hummingbird moth hovering over the water and gently touching it with its lower abdomen.] What is that, a hummingbird moth? Is it drinking the water? …

Image: “Hummingbird Moth Drinking from a Stream of Water, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Hummingbird Moth Drinking from a Stream of Water, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

[Searches around, finds three crawdads; one is larger.] Oh, look at that one! He is hiding in the water. [Shows another crawdad nearby.] There is one. And look, they are thinking of fighting, I think …

Image: “Crawdad Gathering, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Crawdad Gathering, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

There are four there; one is hiding … No, no fight. [pans around] …

Look at that [shows more crawdads]; there is one hiding, one not hiding. This place is incredible; it is Crawdad Condo City. Well…

What happened is that this is an irrigation conduit here. [Zooms back, to show the mostly dry irrigation conduit.] See?

Image: “Dried Up Watercourse, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Up Watercourse, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Sometimes it has water in it, and sometimes [like now] it does not. But on the deep spots, there are these pools, and when the conduit dries up, all the crawdads hang out together in the pools.

Image: “Dried Up Watercourse with Pools of Water, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Up Watercourse with Pools of Water, Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

That is it, from Crawdad City.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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