Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017


How's Fishing?
Of course, fishing is not allowed in the Spring branch until the first of March, but with the weather being so amazing, people are flocking to the area to hike, picnic, and let the kids play and feed the fish.  Fishing has been reported to be really great on the Niangua.
The gravel removal project was completed over the winter.  Some of the old areas that were nice deep pools are there again.  Be cautious about where you step. especially in zone one.   One of the most noticeable improvements are the rebuilding of the handicap accessible jetties.


Of Interest
The annual pre-season meeting was held on February 16 in the Bennett Room at Family Crossing Park on Highway 64.  There were over 50 people that attended.  It was informative on several levels.  The presenters were very positive about the upcoming year.   The fish in the hatchery are growing nicely and there will be plenty of lunkers for those that enjoy the lure of the big fish.  I will have some more statistics for the next report.
The last four openings that occurred on a Wednesday were 1989 with 2197 tags sold, 1995 with 2071, 2000 with 2377, and 2006 with 2107 tags sold.  The official guess for opening this year is 2100.  I'm going out on a limb and saying that this number is too low.  I'm guessing we will have even more than the 2377 number that was in 2000.
There will be 7000 fish put in the stream for opening with 50 lunkers.  One with your name on it, I'm sure!

The siren ringer will be Gary Modale, a well liked and respected person on the stream.  His first visit to Bennett was in 1957.  He and his wife of 52 years have been coming to Bennett every year since then.  They moved to this area permanently in 2007 from Windsor, Missouri.  Congratulate him when you see him!

What's Working?
Every year anglers start out with their favorite 'go to' lures.  These include the black & yellow marabou, John Deere, white floss, gingersnap marabou, and possum hair roaches.  Then there is a switch to fly rods and the standard cracklebacks and renegades are first out of the box.  From there, you tell me what's working!  Game on!



Fishing Times

Month                          Begin                   End

March                           6:30                     6:00
March daylight savings   7:30                     7:00
April                             7:00                     7:30
May                             6:30                      8:15
June/July                      6:30                      8:30
August                         7:00                      8:00
September                   7:30                      7:15
October                       7:30                      6:30



Water Conditions
Bennett Spring
February 17, 2017

Gage house level is 1.94 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 76 in 2015
25th percentile is 121
Median is 180
Mean is 199
75th percentile is 247
current level is 123
Max was 1020 in 2008

Niangua River
2-17-17

Gage House reading (water level) is 1.80 feet
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 57 in 1996
25th percentile is 104
Median is 238
Mean is 749
75th percentile is 411
Today's reading is 102
record high max was 7490 in 2008



Weather Forecast

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 11 mph.

Washington's Birthday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.



Calendar of Events

March 1st         Opening Day for catch and keep
April 7th           Veterans Free Fishing Day
May 6th            Kids Free Fishing Day
September 30   Ladies Free Fishing Day

Quote of the Week

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish...feed yourself. He's a grown man and fishing is not that hard.

Author:  Ron Swanson - 2011

Thanks for reading.
Lucy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 25, 2017



How's Fishing
Last Saturday I drove down to the park to see how things were.  There were so many people there that it looked - and almost felt like - July!  The fish were biting, the sun was shining, and there was no wind.  The water was very clear and flowing well.  It was an amazing day, probably the nicest one all winter.
We had quite a bit of rain on Sunday and the stream rose to over three feet, but it's coming down nicely.   The Niangua River rose to six and a half feet on Sunday, but today is down to four.
By the way, there are only three more weekends to enjoy the catch and release season.



Of Interest

This is an e-mail that Ben Havens, the hatchery manager, sent out to local businesses on January 6, 2017.  I've copied it for you all to read.

Hello all-

I hope everyone is staying warm now that winter has finally found us here at Bennett. The snow has fallen and so have the temperatures. It’s a great time here in the park!

The winter C&R season is in full swing and be it cold, there are still a handful of fishermen out finding a quiet place to relax and wet their line. The C&R season will continue through Monday February 13th.

This leads us to our next order of business, the annual MDC Hatchery Pre-Season meeting. This year the meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be located at “The Bennett Room” on Hwy 64 just as it was last year. I will present a summary of 2016 and a forecast of what to expect in 2017.

In addition to MDC Hatchery staff, Craig Fuller, Fisheries Biologist for our area, will be available for questions. The Dept. of Natural Resources state park staff will also be on hand to introduce some of their new staff and answer questions about the park, camping, facilities and improvements they have going on.

If you have any questions you would like answered, please forward them on to me and I will be sure they get addressed. Or you can just bring them along with you that night.

Please feel free to print out the attached flyer and post it for your patrons to see.

As always, my door is open for visitors anytime. Feel free to stop by to chat or take a peek in the hatchery building. It’s a bustling place these days!

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Thanks-

Ben Havens
Hatchery Manager
Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery
26142 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, Mo 65536
417-532-4418 x1062



Fishing Times

Catch and release began on November 11, 2016 for the trout parks of Missouri
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only
The last day for catch and release in the trout parks of Missouri is February 13th.

Opening day for the catch and keep season is March 1, 2017


Water Conditions

For Bennett Spring
1-24-17

Gage house level is 2.76 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 73 in 1940
25th percentile is 100
Median is 148
Mean is 168
75th percentile is 198
current level is 364
Max was 676 in 2010


Niangua River
1-24-17

Gage House reading (water level) is 4.04 feet
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 49 in 2013
25th percentile is 60
Median is 181
Mean is 422
75th percentile is 484
Today's reading is 629
record high max was 4170 in 2010



Weather Forecast

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 3I. West wind 8 to 11 mph.

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday:   Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Monday:    Sunny, with a high near 42.



Quote of the Week

It is the constant - or inconstant - change, the infinite variety in fly-fishing that binds us fast. It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year.

Author:
Theodore Gordon

Published:  1914

Dredging has been done in this area.  Watch your footing


Thanks for reading!  Lucy

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Bennett Spring Trout Fishing Report



December 21, 2016

How's Fishing

We continue to get great reports on fishing conditions, both for the catch-and-release weekends in the Bennett Spring Park Branch and for the Niangua River.  For those that love the top water action, this is a great time of year.  While the classic renegades and cracklebacks will work well, this is a great time to try out that new fly that just came off the bench.
Dredging of the stream has begun by the roller dam.  As I have said before, fish safely and give that big dredging machine a wide berth.  There are good fish to be caught in the Spring Hole and in Zone Two.
The stream is changing, but hopefully this time it will be for the better.

Fishing Times
Catch and release began on November 11, 2016 for the trout parks of Missouri
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only



Water Conditions

For Bennett Spring
12-21-16

Gage house level is 1.76 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 73 in 1938
current level is 88
25th percentile is 94
Median is 127
Mean is 169
75th percentile is 193
Max was 673 in 1988



Niangua River
12-21-16

Gage House reading (water level) is 1.42 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Today's reading is 45
Minimum was 45 in 2013
25th percentile is 71
Median is 165
Mean is 411
75th percentile is 341
record high max was 2910 in 1992



Weather Forecast

Friday: A chance of rain before 8am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 8am and 9am, then rain likely after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values as low as 26. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Christmas Day: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 62.

Sunday Night: Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Winter Competition


Quote of the Week

The first principle in all fishing is simple: never let the fish know he's being fished for.

Author:
Havilah Babcock



Thank you all for reading.  It's been a great year, for sure!
From all of us at Weaver's Tackle Store, have a blessed Christmas and the best of everything in the new year.
Lucy



Sunday, November 6, 2016


November 6, 2016 



How's Fishing
It's quiet in the stream this week.  Catch and Release season begins on Friday, November 11.
There are a generous amount of good sized fish, both rainbow and browns, still in the stream.  It's recommended that you try by the hatchery roller dam or at the Spring head first.  Zone two also has a good amount of fish.

For those of you that would like a few fish to keep, the Niangua has been stocked recently, also.

Dredging of the stream will begin next week.  The crew will not work on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, but may occasionally be working on Monday, so be sure to keep a safe and respectful distance from the machines.  

The weather continues to be unseasonably warm.  Enjoy!



Fishing Times
Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only

Water Conditions - I added this primarily for those that fish the river.


For Bennett Spring
11-6-16
Gage house level is 1.90 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 66 in 1938
current level is 80
25th percentile is 94
Median is 118
Mean is 157
75th percentile is 160
Max was 814 in 1995

Niangua River
11-6-16
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.16 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 26 in 2008
25th percentile is 43
Median is 56
Today's reading is 113
Mean is 569
75th percentile is 137
record high max was 5230 in 1995

Lunker Club



10-30-16
Dawn Atkinson from Olean, MO
3-1/4 pounds on garlic power bait in zone 3

Lydia Hees from Eldon, MO
2-1/4 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3

James Shortell from Lebanon, MO
6.25 pounds on secret bait in zone 3

10-31-16
Dale Davidson from Springfield, MO
3-1/2 pounds on a gingersnap marabou in zone 1


Weather Forecast

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60..

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Veterans Day: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58


Of Interest

To those in our Bennett Spring Family who have lost friends or family members this year....please accept our condolences.  Our hearts and prayers go out to you.



Quote of the Week

The trout that seem to stick in my memory the finest aren't the big ones, and maybe it's because I have't visited all the corners of the globe, but my most unforgettable trout all lived close to home. In fact, when I take out my pouch of trout memories and spill them all on the table, it seems that the smaller ones shine the brightest.

Author:  William G. Tapley

Published:  Those Hours Spent Outdoors

Thanks for reading!
Lucy

Sunday, October 30, 2016



November 2, 2016



How's Fishing?

This weekend has been very busy.  Sixteen people brought up fish that were 2 pounds or better.  With the perfect weather and the large numbers of big trout, everyone who can be here -  is here.
 There won't be a report next week because there is no fishing allowed in the Spring Branch until November 11.  I will send the final tag numbers and some more great pictures from our photographer,  George Sharon Franks.  Thanks for all the effort and time you took, George Sharon, taking pictures to make this report happen.



Fishing Times
Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only

Water Conditions
For Bennett Spring
10-25-16
Gage house level is 1.95 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 68 in 1935
current level is 88
25th percentile is 94
Median is 112
Mean is 125
75th percentile is 134
Max was 363 in 1971

Niangua River
10-25-16
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.98 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 28 in 1993
25th percentile is 33
Median is 52
Today's reading is 90
Mean is 146
75th percentile is 133
record high max was 783 in 1997

Lunker Club




10-26-16

Kenny Goth from Clinton, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

10-27-16
Rohonda Bonds from Festus, MO
2 pounds on a white jig in zone one

Rick Bockelmann from Weldon Spring, MO
2 pounds, 1 ounce on a white jig in zone 1

Stanley Barnes from Edwardsville, IL
2-1/4 pounds on a pink & white in zone 1



10-28-16

Mark Dotson from Farmington, MO
2 pounds on a green worm in zone 3

David Looten from Henley, MO
2 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

Kyle Bishop from Wentzville, MO
3-1/4 pounds on a john deere marabou in zone 2

Jerry Sapko from Lebanon, MO
3 pounds on a scud in zone 2

Debbie Boswell from Maryland Heights
2 pounds on a gingersnap, gold plated head in zone 1

10-29-16
Tina Jarvis from Park Hills, MO
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Craig Nelson from Evansville, IN
2.5 pounds on a pink marabou in zone 2

Chris Gardner from Marshall MO
2-1/4 pounds on a multi color glo ball

Ernie Dawson from Beaufort, MO
2-3/4 pounds on a chamois in zone 2

Spencer Kendall from Arnold, MO
2 pounds on a ginger crackleback in zone 1

Anthony McElroy from Troy MO
2-1/4 pounds on a roe glo ball i zone 1

Marion Traynor from Louisiana MO
2-1/4 pounds on a renegade in zone 1

Weather Forecast
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67.




Quote of the Week

Ninety percent of all fishing knowledge is local knowledge.
Author:  Lefty Kreh

Thanks for reading.  Lucy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


October 26, 2016



How's Fishing?
This year started out with an epic flood and a brand new hatchery manager at Bennett Spring.  The weather did not cooperate for the entire spring and most of the summer, it just rained and rained.

And yet, as far as fishing, this has been the best season we have had for many years!  There were over 765 lunkers - which, for our store, is over two pounds - brought in to the store this year.  It seems the whole year has been great despite the really poor beginning.  Lunkers continue to be brought up and most anglers are very happy with their catches.  One experienced angler and her husband each caught and released more than 60 fish on Monday.  Quite frankly, I'm impressed with their stamina (joke).

       We are very pleased with the job that Ben Havens, the new hatchery manager, and Mike Perry, the Assistant Manager, have done.  They, and their amazing staff, have done a great job this year. We look forward to seeing even more great stuff this winter season and next year.

       There is only one more week before the end of the catch-and-keep season.  The weather is finally cooperating and it should be pleasantly warm and no rain.  We look forward to seeing  you one more time this season.



Fishing Times

October

7:30 a.m.        -   6:30 p.m.

Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only



Water Conditions

For Bennett Spring
10-25-16
Gage house level is 2.02 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 70 in 1938
current level is 103
25th percentile is 96
Median is 108
Mean is 124
75th percentile is 139
Max was 258 in 1985

Niangua River
10-25-16
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.35 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 21 in 1993
25th percentile is 30
Median is 53
Today's reading is 140
Mean is 91
75th percentile is 123
record high max was 368 in 2010

What's Working?

From the Fly case

Renegade
RGN light olive, brown
brown or red San Juan worms
white scud
ginger crackleback
Bennett blue crackleback
Gray hares ear nymph


Zone 1 & 2

Marabou jigs:ginger, black & olive moss & black, salmon
glo balls: original tri color, Jimi Hendrix
white floss jig
glo ball, original or jimi hendrix tri color
white grub
yellow or skunk Roostertail
kapok
rooster tail - pink

Zone 3

PowerBait: orange & white or salmon peach
brown or black & yellow worms
Salmon Eggs UV



Lunker Club

10-16-16
Rodney Scheulen from Florissant, MO
2.1 pounds on a ginger marabou in zone 1

10-18-16
Jim Lawing from St. Charles, MO
2 pounds plus, catch & release on a pink & white marabou in zone 1

10-19-16

Kathy Pezold from Columbia, MO
2.3 pounds on a tri color glo Ball in zone 2

Earl Nachtrieb from St. Charles, MO
2 pounds, 8 ounces on a olive wooly bugger in zone 2

10-21-16
Norm Geary from Ashland, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a pink rooster tail in zone 1

10-22-16
Miles Eubanks from Springfield, IL
2-1/4 pounds on a salmon marabou in zone 2

Shane Vannocker from Emporia, KS
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 2

10-23-16

Nate Mader from Cedar HIll, MO
3 pounds on a red san juan worm in zone 2

Jence Griffith from Adrian, MO
3.23 pounds on a white grub in zone 1

Scott Mogelnicki from Florissant, MO
2 pounds on a white jig in zone 1

10-25-16
Peyton Dunn (age 9) from St. Clare, MO
2 pounds on orange dough bait in zone 3



Weather Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76.



Of Interest

These areas will be stocked between October 31 and November 2nd
 Bennett Spring Hatchery
 Everyday Pond / St. Joseph / Buchanan County
 Kiwanis Lake / Mexico / Audrain County,
 Spur Pond / Kirksville / Adair County
Veterans Park Pond / Fulton / Callaway County
 McKay Lake / Jefferson City / Cole County
Cosmo Bethel / Columbia / Boone County
Liberty Park Pond / Sedalia / Pettis County
 Busch Wildlife Area/ Weldon Spring / St. Charles County
Montauk Hatchery
 Giessing Lake / Farmington / Ste. Genevieve County
 Jackson Rotary Lake / Jackson / Cape Girardeau County
Veterans Park Pond /Fulton / Callaway County Perry County
 Legion Lake #1 / Perryville / Perry County
 Koeneman Lake / St. Louis, west of Jennings / St. Louis County
 Busch Wildlife Area/ Weldon Spring / St. Charles County
Numerous Lakes throughout STL Urban Area



Calendar of Events

October Programs at the Nature Center - 417-532-3925 - in Bennett Spring are on Saturdays (Exception-No programs on October 22nd)

9 a.m. – Guided Hike on the Spring Trail (2/3 mile). The hike will start at the nature center. Bring Water! Directly afterward we will participate in the cultural tradition of raising the American and Missouri flags. Symbols on the Missouri flag will be discussed. Once inside the nature center, watch the indoor aquarium fish being fed.

11 a.m. – Ms. Patty Storytime with Activity near the picnic and playground area diagonally across from the park store.

2 p.m. – Family Program and Movie in the Nature Center Classroom followed by games to be played outdoors!
  Why Bats Matter (October 29th)

October 31st: End of Regular Season

November 11, 2016: Start of Catch and Release for 2016 - 2017



Quote of the Week

I look into ... my fly box, and think about all the elements I should consider in choosing the perfect fly: water temperature, what stage of development the bugs are in, what the fish are eating right now. Then I remember what a guide told me: 'Ninety percent of what a trout eats is brown and fuzzy and about five-eighths of an inch long.
Author:  Allison Moir
Published:  'Love the Man, Love the Fly Rod', in, A Different Angle: fly-fishing Stories by Women

Thanks for reading!
Lucy

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 18, 2016



How's Fishing

It has been crazy weather this fall, and the fish are a reflection of this.  As soon as the warm front came through this weekend, the fish just cut off.  The large number of anglers that were fishing could have played a part as well.  It was such a beautiful weekend that a lot of folks just had to wade in and wet a line one more time this season.
Even the best anglers where switching up lures and heaving big sighs.  The fish were there, they just weren't interested.  It's still warm today (Monday) but today they are hungry.  Several people have come up with lunkers and nice stringers of fish as well.  The possum hair roach and bennett blue crackleback have been two of the bigger players.  Tiny lures such as the RGN's and the zebra midges are also doing well, fished at two feet, under an indicator.



Fishing Times

7:30 am to 6:30 pm until October 31, 2016.
Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only



Water Conditions

For Bennett Spring
10-17-16
Gage house level is 1.90 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 77 in 1938
current level is 80
25th percentile is 98
Median is 115
Mean is 130
75th percentile is 138
Max was 318 in 1970


Niangua River
10-17-16
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.80 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 18 in 1993
25th percentile is 32
Median is 48
Today's reading is 71
Mean is 94
75th percentile is 132
record high max was 435 in 2010


What's Working?

From the Fly case
Renegade
Griffith's gnat
brown san juan worms
zebra midge
ginger crackleback
bennett blue crackleback
Gray scud

Zone 1 & 2
Marabou jigs: Plated Black & yellow, gingersnap, brown & orange, brown & yellow
glo balls: original tri color, Jimi Hendrix
white floss jig
brown wooly with spinner
tinsel jig
grey deere
john deere
yellow or Bumblebee rooster tail
Glitter black Roostertail

Zone 3
power bait: orange & white or salmon peach
brown or black & yellow worms
Salmon Eggs UV



Lunker Club

10-10-16
Mike Whitworth from Washington, MO
2 pounds in zone one on a john deere

10-11-16
Randy Callies from Fenton, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a brown wooly with spinner

10-13-16
Kevin Baltz from Swanson, IL
2-1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a john deere mini jig

Doug Piper from Independence, MO
2.2 pounds on a grey scud in zone 2

10-14-16
Ron Tilson from Wichita, KS
2 pounds on a black & yellow worm in zone 3

10-16-16
Rodney Scheuler from Florissant, MO
2.1 pounds on a ginger marabou in zone 1

10-17-16
Heidi Gallegos from Grain Valley, MO
2-1/8 pounds on a yellow rooster tail in zone 1



Weather Forecast

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind around 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 72.



Calendar of Events

October Programs at the Nature Center - 417-532-3925 - in Bennett Spring are on Saturdays (Exception-No programs on October 22nd)

9 a.m. – Guided Hike on the Spring Trail (2/3 mile). The hike will start at the nature center. Bring Water! Directly afterward we will participate in the cultural tradition of raising the American and Missouri flags. Symbols on the Missouri flag will be discussed. Once inside the nature center, watch the indoor aquarium fish being fed.

11 a.m. – Ms. Patty Storytime with Activity near the picnic and playground area diagonally across from the park store.

2 p.m. – Family Program and Movie in the Nature Center Classroom followed by games to be played outdoors!

•      Why Bats Matter (October 8th,15th, 29th)

October 31st: End of Regular Season

November 11, 2016: Start of Catch and Release for 2016 - 2017



Quote of the Week
Something to think about - If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly.
Author:  John Gierach

Thanks for reading.
Lucy