Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pathway Snow is Back!!!!

What a difference a few days can make. An iris blooming one day and a junco digging through the snow for some food the next. Can't wait for April. Oh it is April!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Clean Up Day April 27

Come join the Gahagan Preserve membership during the preserve clean-up, Wednesday, April 27 at 9am. We will clean the cabin in and out, getting it ready for the school field trips that start the following week. Bring some gloves but mostly bring yourself. We will have lunch on the site.

Pathaway snow is gone!

Stubborn winter. This morning's rain finally cleared our pathways of the remaining snow and ice.

First Frogs

Tonight the first chorus of frogs filled the air at the preserve. This is almost a month later than last spring.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Visitors

Today's warm weather got the natives excited. Around 7:30 this evening the birds started a chorus. Tom turkeys became very active. Near the boardwalks, the Tom's were calling. Here is a short movie of one high in a tree. It was getting towards dark and unfortunately the limited light was behind creating a silhouette.

Trails nearly snow-free

The wheelchair friendly trail has lost most of its snow and ice but it will still be a day or two before all disappears. There are some slick spots, so hikers beware. The thawed areas of the trail have been cleaned of debris but it is not passable by wheelchairs yet because of ice. Maybe tomorrow's 70 degree temps and rain forecast will finish the job.