Thursday, November 6, 2008

Spawn 'Til You Die

Mascots of the hatchery, Gilda and Finlay. Cal is in the blue and green coat.

Cal's preschool class recently visited the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Alexi went along as a chaperone.

demonstration of the salmon developmental progression

feeling the temperature of the creek water



looking at fish swimming

Death is a natural part of the fish life cycle. After spawning the salmon die. The air smells like decaying fish; Cal is sensitive to bad smells - that's why he's holding his nose in this picture!

spawning fish in the Issaquah creek


a model of a nest of salmon eggs called a red

8 comments:

Joyce said...

Lecia, I love visiting your blog! I always feel I walk away learning something new!! Thank you...
Enjoy your day my friend!!!

Ina J Offret said...

wondeful school trip! enjoyed your pictures, as usual. Thanks for sharing with us, Lecia!

KPiep said...

Ohhh....your family gets to visit the neatest places....and this one seems especially educational!

Julia said...

Fun -- my nephews and nieces would looove this place. (as would I!!)

please sir said...

Ooh what a fun trip! Love seeing how fishys grow!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks for your comments! Glad you enjoyed, and learned something.

Ivy Lane said...

Lecia, your Cal is adorable! I think this trip would be fun for kids and adults... I know my nephew, Dylan would be in seventh heaven here.

Carol Saha said...

We live close to the Sacramento River. My 10 yr old still remembers her dad taking her down there during spawning season and throwing up because of the smell.