[NatureNS] Gaspereau River path; little fish

From: Nancy Roberts <nancy.roberts@ns.sympatico.ca>
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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:36:55 -0400
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Hello,,

Yesterday we walked a trail along the Gaspereau. It starts at a bridge  
I believe near White Rock and runs upstream. I'm told it goes about 11  
km and then stops. I've never met anyone who has been to the end.

One question: who made this lovely trail and who maintains it? One  
brief place on a steep slope has a drystone wall supporting the low  
side, so it was a fair amount of trouble at some point.

Second question: I left the trail to peer into a shallow side channel,  
nearly a stillwater, very clear. It had a clean stone bottom, so there  
must be more current when the water is a bit higher. It also appeared  
to have more sun than average, since it was completely ice-free, while  
the river was about 80% covered. I was surprised to see a small school  
of fish, 1"  1 1/4" long. "Just plain fish," the colour of the  
bottom, visible more easily by their black shadows on the bottom than  
by their corpuses. Would they have hatched this year? overwintered?

Cheers,

Nancy

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