Friday, July 27, 2012

Saturday Snapshot- Fish Hatchery

While my older two were at camp last week I took my younger two to a local fish hatchery to feed the fish.

When you throw in handfuls of fish food the fish all rush at once and splash around with their tails.

The fish are trout that will be released into local streams and lakes for fishing.  They range in size from small babies to very large older fish.

All the fish are now covered by nets are there have been problems with Blue Heron coming and eating the fish right from the hatchery.  Sometimes you can see them in the trees or along the edges, but we didn't see any today.

Because they are easier to see, my kids like to look for the yellow fish rather than the darker colored one and try to throw the food to just those fish.  Not that it works as once the food is in the water any fish might eat it.


One of our last stops is always the wishing well to make a wish or two until the next time we come to visit.

16 comments:

  1. Fish hatcheries are so cool! Good thing about those nets. We've had birds and raccoons take goldfish out of our pond.

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  2. This sounds like a terrific outing with kids. Your boys are adorable. Here's Mine

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  3. Great shots, and what fun to share the moments with the two younger ones. Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  4. That looks like fun! Your boys are very cute!

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  5. Love the pictures, and it looks such fun. A friend of mine used to keep coi carp (and other fish) in a big pool in her garden, and when my daughters were small they would go and feed the fish there, and the fish would all rush to the spot, and stick their heads out of the water, and jump about, before we even started feeding them!
    My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/5WXI0

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  6. It looks like they were having fun!

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  7. So interesting that you can go to the hatchery and feed the fish. Looks like a lot of fun.

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  8. Looks like they're having a great time! And I love the wishing well tradition.

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  9. The boys are so cute! My Saturday Snapshot is here.

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  10. Nice captures of the kids♫ Wishing You well on your next outing♪

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  11. Happy boys and perhaps happy fish. The photos tell a nice story.

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  12. That sounds such a fun outing, my son would have loved that too.

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  13. I bet you loved it as much as your boys did!

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  14. They must have had so much fun!

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