Stocking Fish in Allegany State Park
Today I had the opportunity to help with some stocking of Brook Trout here in Allegany State Park. I was only able to participate with a few stops but today they proposed throwing in about a thousand fishies into the streams! Not being a fisherman, I was amazed at how colorful and beautiful these Brook Trout are.
The fish hatchery’s large trucks would pull up along the stream and then load the trout into the buckets. The many helpers would then carry the fish off to the stream to be released.
I had a great time and I figured that these five photos would sum up everything we did. While the hour or so that I was out in the field, I saw Cliff Swallows and Rough-winged Swallows skimming for insects. The Cliff Swallow was a first for 2007 for me (CHECK) and the Rough-winged Swallows were first seen last Wednesday (CHECK) along Red House Lake (little late reporting to everyone).