Our Reedy Creek logo is very simple, but says a lot about what we think is important.
The leaf over the top represents canopy as well as understory shrubs and trees, perennials, and other plants. A healthy canopy, composed primarily of species native to the area, protects streams, improves water quality, cools the air in summer, and provides life support services for animals from insects to mammals.
The blue at the bottom represents the stream, of course. A healthy stream should be clear, not muddy; rocky streams such as our should have clean bottoms with little silt and should be free of obvious green algae during warm weather
The stonefly in the middle represents what’s missing from Reedy Creek because of human activity. This insect lives in water during its nymphal stage* and requires good water quality to survive. We have changed the entire ecology of the stream!
* A nymph is the immature form of some invertebrates, particularly insects, which undergoes gradual metamorphosis before reaching its adult stage.
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