This post is for Our World Tuesday. There are many more photos there.
Once again it is time for the miracle of the fish. In November and December they fight their way up the rivers to spawn and then die. They provide wonderful fat filled food for the eagles and bears and all the gulls and clean up crew, to last them over the cold winter months.They were predicting about 9,000 to l5,000 spawning chum to come up the river from the Saanich Inlet. We did not see any chinook (springs) and very few coho were reported to come up. As you can see the river was full of chum. The springs return sometime when they are three to five years old so perhaps there is still hope for them. There was such an abundance of fish that they were competing for the gravel to make their nests on. The river had been quite low as we had a dry April to October.
Goldstream Provincial Park is a lush green rain forest park of about 3.70 kilometers and has some easy trails and some more advanced up to Mount Finlayson. There was a small gold rush there in the 1860's hence the name. The river flows from Butchart lake which is in the Greater Victoria watershed. Hello to all the Our World participants.This post is for Klaus, I think he would like it. He was really kind to me.
Photo note: my photos are little soft today, trying a new resizer and need to sharpen next time.