Below you’ll find a coloring page I created to help educate children (and adults!) about the wonderful diversity of stream, pond, and lake-inhabiting insects and their relatives that inhabit the water, mud, pebbles and aquatic vegetation of most any freshwater habitat.
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STREAM CRITTERS COLORING PAGE
I originally drew these illustrations as part of a project in which I created over 100 illustrations for The Bug Book, A Guide to the Identification of Common Aquatic Benthic Macroinvertebrate Families of California and Western North America, produced by my colleagues at Sierra Streams Institute.
I created these illustrations based on observing live specimens under a microscope, then creating a pencil drawing that I then placed in Adobe Illustrator so I could create a scalable vector line drawing.