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winter floatsam sample

winter floatsam sample
(~25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA) Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
December 27, 2009
The new "pond" in the front yard. Collector introduced. The "great snowstorm of '09" was followed quickly by "the great melt" and then "the great flood of '09" (and now what is left has turned into "the great skating rink"). Although quite cold during the preceding days, I took the opportunity to try some of Jim's sampling technique and scooped up some of the floating debris. I'll surely never match Jim's take, but hopefully post a few new ones over the next days. Here's one of the first

Moved from Active search and collection equipment and techniques.

Ok, ok. I was trying to show some collection habitat and hopefully inspire others to search similarly. But I can now see I should have left the samplER out. So rather than hours with Photoshop, I'll just move it here.

I think you're being too hard on yourself
You don't look at all like flotsam...

He should change the caption to "Winter floatsam samplER." :-)