Monday, January 11, 2016

It's Herring Training time again!

Amy Croteau from the Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department.

So, it's almost time for another herring year!  In just about 2 1/2 months, the herring will make their annual trek up the river and into the pond.  It's time to start thinking about getting prepared for another year.  This year, we will have Scott Horsley from Horsley and Witten in attendance to give an update about the plans for Mill Pond.  Believe it or not, we have finally gotten approval to move forward with cleaning up the pond! And, Amy Croteau from the Town of Barnstable will once again give us an update on the status of all of the herring runs in the town. Very exciting stuff!

The white board at Mill Pond

We hope you'll be able to join us!

When:                      Saturday, March 19, 2016  -  12:00 pm

Where:                     Liberty Hall
                                 2150 Main St, Marstons Mills, MA 02648

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Done for another year

Well, we are done for another year.  Not the best year we've had, but far from the worst.  So, thank you to everyone who volunteered and spent their free time counting these little fish that are so important.  If you are still on the schedule, don't worry about counting.  There are no fish anyway!!
I will post the final totals when I figure it out.  If anyone has counts that they haven't reported, please send them on in and we'll figure it all out!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Year to year comparison

I did a comparison of the last 3 years, and we seem to be a little slower than the past 2 years.  2012 was a fantastic year for us, so hopefully we can pick up a few more fish in the next few days!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Underwater fish!

We had another person, Travis Cundiff,  share this video of the fish underwater!  It's so fun to see it from their point of view! This was taken at the flume up at Middle Pond!

The struggle!!!


And here's another video that one of our counters, Jessica Kozik took last week.  You can just see how they struggle to get over!  Thanks Jessica!

They have definitely arrived!

We went up to the flume at Middle Pond yesterday and it was packed with fish!  There were so many fish that they just kept getting pushed back down the flume!


And we took some pictures too!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Some great pictures

One of our counters, Ruth Haas-Castro, took these wonderful pictures yesterday.  As you can see, the fish are definitely here.