Sunday, October 5, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Gahagan Preserve has begun the construction of a combined restroom and outdoor clean-up station next to the cabin.
The small building will provide a modern toilet for school classes and the public without tracking into the cabin.
The adjoining large outdoor sink will allow classes and educators a place to clean field equipment.
Funding for half the project comes from a private donation matched by Gahagan funds.
Today the small area was cleared. Soon the building should be up.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Each year, Tom Dale would line up 1st graders, 3 at a time, to see if they could wrap the tree's base finger tip to finger tip. That gives you an idea of its girth. The base is still there - a good fifty feet high. Now without a green needle to support it, it will become home to insects, and then woodpeckers and others as it's final end.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
But with the proper attire and a pair of snowshoes, you can find a wonderful peaceful world in nature. Quiet, white - almost new. Take a trip through Gahagan preserve. The tracks in the snow tells you who lives there. The cedars near Tank Creek provide shelter for the residents. The spring remains open despite days of temps well below freezing. It shows the energy stored in our earth just feet below our frozen feet.