Here's a few scenery and wildlife photos, plus a short video.
|A couple of weeks ago, we saw this badger, on our way to Cranbrook! Awesome!|
|Spring flowers in my garden.|
|Kaslo is our 1st stop on the way to Trout Lake.|
|Johnson's Landing- mudslide from last summer|
|The gerard trout spawning at the mouth of Trout Lake|
Early in May the gerrard trout spawn at the mouth of Trout Lake and Mother's day is the perfect excuse to go for a beautiful drive up along Kootenay Lake, and see them.
It's become a bit of a tradition for us to witness this annual event, and enjoy our lovely scenery, that we sometimes take for granted.
|Trout Lake from the bridge.|
We went on the Monday after Mother's day, so there was no one else around for a long time, makes me nervous about bears. It was sunny and hot which encourages the spring run-off, and the fish are BIG!
The trout seem to just hang in place, but if you watch them closely you can see they are quite busy, and once in a while one would jump out of the water.
|Gerard spawning, just missed a jumper.|
There were many butterflies and birds of all kinds, including some common mergansers and a mature bald eagle.
Hope you enjoy my photos :)
|Spring run-off. This silty creek is flowing into the main river. Note the|
difference in the water's colour.
Here's a short video of a jumping trout.