Tag: fish

Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Ever wondered what are those tiny fish you’ve seen swimming in streams? Then this video is for you! Nature Interpreter Tom explains all about the freshwater swimmers and then goes on a hunt for some in Sharon Creek.

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Lake and pond habitats are very complex habitats. They are influenced by soil conditions in the watershed, water chemistry and temperature changes from rainfall and resulting runoff, heating from the sun and cooling from groundwater inputs. No two bodies of water are the same, but a common question we get from visitors in the summer […]

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Overnight thunderstorms did not hurt the lake conditions at Winton Woods on Saturday, May 19, and the catch results proved it! There were 29 teams that fished the Great Parks Bass Series Tournament and all but seven of them brought fish to the scales! Mark and Mike Toht won the contest with a 5 bass […]

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Spring Spawning

Nature Notes

The arrival of spring is a time of renewal in natural systems. Flowers start to bloom, birds pair up and frogs call to one another to create future generations. Beneath the waves – escaping the notice of many park patrons – fishes throughout the parks are preparing to spawn as water temperatures rise. The fishes […]

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