The Herring Run Comes To Sandpiper Beach
With the excitement of a traveling circus coming into town,  the Herring Run made its way around to our local beach today.  This unique and magical event trumpets the arrival of Spring on Hornby Island.  And tonight I learned that it is the bottom of the food chain for so many species here on the island, including eagles, sea lions, and even humans who use the washed up herring spawn laden seaweed for naturally nitrogen rich fertilizer.  

1 comment:

Doug said...

Nice shots. Looks tropical.