All About Steelhead Trout

All About Steelhead Trout

Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) What are Steelhead Trout? Steelhead is a name for rainbow trout that are anadromous (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Anadromous means that the fish migrate from a freshwater river to the ocean, then back up the river to spawn. They are called “Steelhead” because they tend to acquire more silvery markings than other Rainbow trout. They generally live for 4-6 years. Their size is usually 20-30 inches long and about 8 pounds in weight,

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

In the past 121 years every February has seen at least some rainfall. This year (2020) we experienced the first dry February since 1899. Because of this (and other factors), the vernal pool grasslands have stayed significantly dry and the vernal pools are merely depressions, unfilled. In response to this, we may ask, “What is the point of visiting and/or appreciating the vernal pools if there is no water?” My response to that would be

Looking Up or Looking Down

Looking Up or Looking Down

By Joe Watson What you see when you come out to volunteer with The Habitat restoration Team (HRT) depends on whether you’re looking up or down. Saturday’s job description required looking up and trimming some overreaching branches along our public pathways. With loppers and pruners in hand, the crew headed out across The Savanna on a spectacular sunny day. Looking down, HRT members Vic and Jane pointed out some native wildflowers and grasses to our