Weed shiner (Notropis texanus) 22-DEC-11
These small fish with big eyes congregate where a spring enters Buttermilk Creek. The photo below is for detail, and as always,the fish survived the ordeal just fine.
Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) 22-DEC-11
A dweller of the small pond, these are sometimes unfortunate victims of the screening pump. They are one of the more colorful sunfish, and their large mouth is characteristic of the species.
Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) 22-DEC-11
As the name suggests, these small fish help keep the mosquito population at Gault in check by eating the mosquito larvae.
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) 27-FEB-12
These have a much smaller mouth than the green sunfish.
Orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) 02-MAR-12
This small, colorful fish is a bottom dweller, and the only darter species at Gault. It doesn't look as colorful from above, as seen in its natural environment, below.
Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) 20-APR-12 Ann Wood
Bass and sunfish share the deeper spots in Buttermilk Creek. The largemouth reach lengths over a foot - fairly large for such a small stream.