My friend and I roamed along the (easy access) nature trails for close to two hours taking in the scenery, stopping here and there for closer inspections and photo ops. We stopped on our way out of the park at the Tynehead Hatchery and got a (private) tour of the facilities that maintains and records the hundreds of thousands of fish that are hatched and are released here annually. According to our volunteer guide Frank, for every 100,000 fish they release - only 100 return. It's terribly important that we help any way we can to ensure that their journeys far and away are free of waste, pollution and toxins or even filled in or destroyed for the sake of (greedy) developers.
|I think Tynehead could also be known as Moss Covered Park|
|baby fish holding tanks (for lack of a better or accurate term)|
|specimens are kept on ice for local school field trips|
|Frank - guide extraodinaire|