Keeping an eye on salmon runs and guinea fowl hatchings

There’s a lot of activity going on in the animal world this summer.

We’re keeping a close eye on the salmon that are making their journey north to spawn in Alaska and we’re also checking on the guinea fowl “keets” that are beginning to hatch in Nebraska.

Salmon

Around July every year, salmon begin to swim upstream to spawn. In Juneau, Alaska, Steep Creek is a great spot to watch this event.

The U.S. Forest Service has placed a live-streaming “fish-cam” in Steep Creek. We could spend hours watching the video, waiting for the chance to see salmon rush by in the stream! It’s definitely something you don’t want to miss!

For more information about salmon runs, visit the USDA’s Steep Creek Fish Viewing site.

Guinea Fowl

Egg cam

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has been keeping a close watch on their hatching guinea fowl eggs.

What do you think of when you hear “guinea fowl”? Do you picture a light, medium-sized bird that loves eating the insects and pests that destroy your crops? Do you think of a “watchdog” that makes a loud call at the slightest disturbance?

If you guessed those traits, you’re thinking of a guinea fowl!

Recently, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County saw some guinea “keets” start to hatch. Check out their “egg cam” to get a closer look.

If you’re interested in adding a guinea fowl to your farm, read The Prairie Homestead’s post about them.

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