Saturday, May 29, 2010
A large owl is hanging around the walkway between the pond and the gazebo. Take a peek around or sit and listen. we saw it around 11am this morning.
New wildflowers keep popping. The Glidden wildflower garden in front of the cabin is full of bumblebees and butterflies buzzing through this maturing patch. In another year, the plot should be thick with the plantings of a couple of years ago.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Trientalis borealis (star flower) is frequent along the asphalt path between the cabin and the gazebo. It is a short plant with a white flower consisting of seven pointed petals in, you guessed it, a star pattern. You might also note that horsetails, a plant that looks like a miniature pine tree, are starting to grow through the asphalt especially near the gazebo. Oh well, you can't fool Mother Nature.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- the Mainstream upstream from Stephan Bridge
- the South Branch upstream of Watter's Edge near Steckert Bridge
- the East Branch on the south edge of Hartwick Pines State Park
- the North Branch near dam 4
- the Big Creek of the North Branch upstream of North Down River Road
- the Big Creek near Luzerne upstream of Randall Road
It is a fun day. It takes no experience as you will be paired with a knowledgeable collector. You learn about the river environment. The next collection day is June 5 meeting at Noon at the Kirtland Community College Biology Lab. We will go over a few instructions there, have lunch (provided) and head to the stream. We should be done by 5 pm. We have the equipment but if you prefer your own waders, bring them. We hope to extend our collection reach in the future but we need more caring volunteers to do so. Please join us!.
For more information, go to www.GahaganNature.org and click on AuSable Monitoring link. It will give you details about the project, the collection day and contact points for more information.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
On Wednesday, visit us at the Roscommon Business Expo outside on the lawn of the CRAF Center from 3 to 7.
On Saturday, we will have a booth at the Kirtland Warbler Wildlife Festival from 10AM until 3PM. go to http://warbler.kirtland.edu/ for festival information.