Everybody likes native species

Discussion in 'Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by B.Jarvinen, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. B.Jarvinen

    B.Jarvinen Premium Member

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    Working my way back across the U.P. today and stopped to check a promising White Pine site which proved to be a township park. These are frequently some of the best recreational sites all around Michigan as the State & Federal systems are so much more well known. I could only scrounge up a few dozen cones though; mostly they opened too early for the squirrels, that far south. Quite a shame I am snowed out of the area with a good crop, again.

    This park had a relatively new sign placed explaining some of the native critters on this very riparian site, like these:

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    Who doesn’t love those Otters? I mean when I tell someone my fishing excursion included a bunch of Otters frolicking, they will almost always say “Cool! You got to see Otters!” I don’t bother telling them I throw rocks in their direction, in hopes they will reverse course away from me.

    But after the warm furry water creatures, we can’t forget the ones under the water. I mean the Brook Trout is like the National Fish of da U.P. - if you say the word “Trout,” someone else will soon say “Brookies!” with a bit of excitement in their voice.

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    But this sign, well, I think I will let the expression on the faces of the pictured Trout do the rest of the talking

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  2. Waif

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    Oh my!
    Must be Browns I been callin Brookies then. L.o.l..
     
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  3. hypox

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    Brook trouts and snapping turtles
     
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    on a call

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    Took the words off my page :)
    You nailed it !
    And biologists paid for this....:(
     
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    on a call

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    Ooops...we paid for it...they approved it.
     
  6. Martin Looker

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    Those are trout but they sure aren't brookies just one more invasive.
     
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    Vicious looking snappers .
     
  8. Martin Looker

    Martin Looker

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    They will bite but they sure aren't snappers.
     
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    I know .Painted turtles .
     
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