Brook Trout: Salvelinus fontinalis
These trout are one of the prettiest and are a very popular sport fish. They grow to and average length of about fifty-three centimeters (twenty-one inches) and a weight of about six kilograms.(fourteen pounds). They are actually native to Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States but they are common Western fish now. They prefer cold, clear, fresh water normally but are found in salt water and tidal streams. Looking after our streams and creeks is essential for the survival of fish like these and for the bird pictured in the head.
Douglas Aster: Aster a douglasii
These native asters are a creeping rhizome perennials. You’ll find them growing on beaches, stream banks, meadows and the like. It is the most common aster in northern coastal British Columbia and Alaska.
Yellow Warbler: (Dendroica petechia)
In the heads of the brook trout two females are busy nesting. They are the only warblers that are yellow overall.
Purple Finch: (Carpodacus purpureus)
The other two nest builders pictured are also a frequent sight in our coastal forests and riparian woods. The male is the rosier of the two. Both the Purple finches and the Yellow warblers are common and widespread all over North America