Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BJM eggs are hatching!

BJM has had several hatching over the last two days! Kid count between 7 and 34 (Mrs Barley counts 10)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Brown Trout Eggs are In The House!

Trout Unlimited members Josh Filter and Michael Lenetsky made the trip to the Bath, NY State Hatchery to pick up 1000 eggs today!  From Enfield Elementary, we struck out and delivered eggs  to Belle Sherman, BJM, South Hill, Caroline, Fall Creek and Cayuga Heights in the Ithaca District, and Groton and Newfield Middle Schools, as well.

As of Friday, October 19, eggs are beginning to hatch!  Can you spot the newly hatched alevin in this photo from Mrs. Wilkie at South Hills Elementary?  (Click to enlarge.)

Stay tuned for hatching reports... and brook trout egg deliveries are anticipated for the end of October at Lansing, Dryden, Northeast Elementary and the Cayuga Nature Center!

Monday, October 15, 2012


IT'S TIME for a whole new year!  Wow, did that happen fast!

We are very happy to welcome Lansing Elementary and Dryden Middle School this year, under the leadership or Carole Erslev and Patti Jennings, respectively.  All of our participating schools are listed in the right-hand column. 

I also want to extend big thank you's to our continuing sponsors, TRIAD Foundation of Ithaca, NY.    Special mention is also deserved by:

Josh Filter & Michael Lenetsky, Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Gian Dodici at the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Cortland Office
Ken Osika, at the DEC Bath Hatchery
Ryan Diehl, SUNY Morristown Hatchery 

Many of our schools already have aquariums up and running, and ready for trout eggs.  All will be ready on schedule!

BROWN TROUT egg delivery will happen on Thursday, October 18.
BROOK TROUT egg delivery is anticipated during the first week of November.

Excited to start it all again!!  - Bill Foster