NATURE report

Life is in a constant state of creation. That is most obvious in the spring when all forms of plants and animals are bursting with activity and creating even more life. The Canadian Geese had their first Goslings of the year. The nesting Loons appeared together, but still have not produced any chicks. Maybe this will be the year. Painted turtles are abundant and easily found sunning themselves on logs. Toads, and all their croaking goodness, are out and about. The mosquitos are everywhere and as big as small birds (only a slight exaggeration), but the dragonflies emerged TODAY just in time to enjoy a bountiful feast. Unfortunately, they are too busy gorging themselves to pose for a picture. A nest of Army Worms was found. Their arrival was not a minute too soon. The air is filled with the white puffs of Cottonwood seeds and our resident Woodchuck is out and about again. There have been many reports of Morels, but we haven’t spotted any at Long Lake. In the forest, we’ve spied Bellwort, Wood Anemone and Wild Sarsaparilla is up, but is not flowering yet. Pretty much everything in nature is up and at ‘em, enjoying the world. Any why not? Life is good. Get out and enjoy it.

May 27
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