Monday, July 23, 2012


How else can this summer be described. The vernal pond that Marguerite had dug in 1961, may be lower than at any time. Near, but not fed by local springs, it fluctuates with the ground table which now needs replenishment.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tale of a Pine

Last year the preserve needed to remove the large white pine that leaned towards the cabin. We hired climbers to scale it and cut the top moving lower until a stump was left. The stump dried the past year, was sanded and now varnished as an educational tool. Interestingly it was 104 years old, making its appearance on our earth the same year as Marguerite Gahagan; 1907. Many of its siblings still tower nearby, starting growth in years that made them too young for the lumber boom saws.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wood Lillies

Yes the wood lillies at the Gahagan parking lot are gorgeous right now.