April 26. The Shad Bush Blooms

April 26. The Shad Bush Blooms

Ok, you know the shad are running in the river with a few reports of catches at the Rocks Village Bridge. Did you know there was a bush named after them. Check this out:

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The Shad Bush is another name for the Downy Serviceberry, also called the June-berry (Amelanchier canadensis). This bush, which is the first to bloom in the spring, is called the Shad Bush because it is usually in bloom when the shad are running up the New England rivers including the Connecticut River. It has abundant white blooms in the spring, and yellow to red foliage in the fall. The red berries are edible, and are often taken by birds.

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While we are talking about Shad. Here is a graphic about how to rig your line to catch one.  You can see the full size image by clicking here.

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Let’s not forget about the Rocks Village Clean up on May 1.

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James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

Stickman is the resident web design guy at Surfland. We pay him in eels.

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