Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sockeye Salmon Spawning in Scotch Creek

It is the first of September and today we took a drive down the north shore of Shuswap Lake ... had a wonderful walk in the woods at Roderick Haig Brown Park ... a delicious ice cream cone ... and then we stopped at Scotch Creek bridge to see if the salmon were running yet.

This is a one-lane bridge and when traffic approaches from both directions, the west-bound cars get to cross the wooden bridge first. As we crossed the bridge the first time, hubby spotted the red salmon from the moving car. Scotch Creek is a pretty shallow creek so when the sockeye salmon are returning here to spawn it is very easy to see them.  The salmon have bright red bodies and green heads by the time they reach their home river to spawn.

Here are a couple of photos taken of the salmon in the river .. zoom in for a closer look

 I am sure there is an art quilt in here somewhere, just waiting to emerge . . .


thebutterflyquilter said...

Wow they are so bright! Yes I can see a quilt with these guys. Love the bridge photo!

DownHome Designs said...

Beautiful! How fortunate you are to live where you can see the salmon as they return. Can't wait to see what you come up with as an art quilt. : )