Riffles – the shallower, faster moving sections of a stream. They can be observed in areas with a fast current where rocks break the water surface. As water rushes over the rocks it adds oxygen to the water. Riffles are important fish habitats.
Riffle-pool sequence – these develop in a flowing stream as its water flow structure alternates from areas of relatively shallow to deeper water
The riffles and pools in the West Branch of the Farmington River here make it an excellent habitat for trout.
The Moosewood (also known as Goosefoot Maple, Striped Maple or Whistlewood) is an understory species in northern forest regions. It is a sequential hermaphrodite, meaning that it can change its sex throughout its lifetime.