East Branch of Horse Creek

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The Lee girls out with the cows on a warm summer morning, take time to wade in the creek that ran through their farm, looking for minnows and freshwater clams.

The farm on the East Branch of Horse Creek as it looks today.  Not much difference in the creek, lots of difference in the farm.  Only a limestone wall of the barn foundation remains on the farm that the girls knew.

Freshwater clams as seen from the new bridge across the creek.

Some species of freshwater clams are reported to live to over 100 years.  Perhaps this one was in the creek when the girls were playing there.

Minnows still thrive in the East Branch of Horse Creek.

Just a few of the many different kinds of plants that still thrive along the banks of Horse Creek.

The minnows had better be careful when a Big Blue Heron is walking in the creek.

It is very likely that a passing raccoon found and opened this freshwater clam.


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