Friday, February 18, 2011

We grow 'em BIG at Caroline

Hello fellow trout enthusiasts! It's Miss Bong here at Caroline finally making an appearance on this blog! We have been enjoying watching our trout eggs hatch and grow from alevin into young fry. We must have nutrient-rich water up on this hill because we have had very few fatalities. Our survival rate is about 75%! The tank is becoming crowded at these fry range in length from the smallest estimated at 2cm to the largest measuring in at roughly 6cm! They are voracious eaters and love to surf the current. Our class also wrote some "Trout Tales" to share with readers in the future. Stay tuned!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bug Show at Enfield

Today, our wonderful Trout Unlimited mentor, Rich, came out to Enfield to share his expertise on aquatic insects. He specifically spoke about trout, their eating habits, and types of insects. Rich brought out the bug collection from Trout Unlimited. These insects are permanent samples they collected from Enfield creek. The same location our trout will eventually call home.