Thursday, April 8, 2010

Of Rain and Winter

The last few days have brought the first real moisture to Gahagan Preserve is some time. The pond was so low and had the look of August, not April. The heavy recent rains has it rising although it is still not up to normal. Tank Creek is again flowing at a spring clip.

Today, the snow was falling but it did not stick. There were sounds of grouse drumming, pileated woodpeckers rapping the trees and chickadees ordering "cheese-burgers." There are signs of greening, but the immense tree cover of the preserve has held back the green compared to nearby open fields.

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