Not So Dumb Turkey

In 1621, the original American Colonists held a feast in Plymouth to celebrate their first harvest. These Pilgrims were dressed in black and white with buckles on their shoes. They invited Wampanoag Indians, and everyone gobbled down turkey and pumpkin pie.

A leap from the past: California red-legged frogs

So what species was most likely the celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County? Mark Twain’s story was first published in 1865 and Bullfrogs weren’t introduced until around 1890, so most experts agree that if the story were true, Dan’l Webster would have been a California red-legged frog.

Magicians of Nature

The importance of trees can’t be overestimated. If not for trees, the diversity of life and the beauty of nature would be nowhere as vibrant as we find it today. Since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life’s essentials: food and oxygen.

Nature’s Acrobats

Hummingbirds are the smallest and most acrobatic birds in the animal kingdom. Many birds can fly faster (falcons), and some even hover (kingbirds), but hummers are the only birds that can fly backward.

Tiger Salamander: Leading Mankind

Aside from the red-legged frog made famous by Mark Twain’s classic fable about a jumping frog contest in Angels Camp, probably the second most famous amphibian in Calaveras County is the California tiger salamander.

Calaveras County Water District at a Glance

The purpose of CCWD is to provide water and wastewater services to the residents and businesses of Calaveras County. The District is a political subdivision of the State of California and is not under the jurisdiction of Calaveras County.

Kemoo Trout Farm

Concrete Raceway Operation

Kemoo Trout Farm Ltd. as it was configured during the period 1984-1997. This operation was capable of producing 100,000 quality rainbow trout on four cubic feet/sec gravity flow from the Middle Fork Mokelumne River in Northern California.