NATURE report

PHENOLOGY FRIDAY

Summer has settled upon Long Lake. It's the tail end of baby season, but we're still waiting for our resident Loons to have their chicks hatch. Mom and dad are still on the nest. Any day now! Deerflies and Horseflies are out and biting, but Mosquitos, Wood and Deer Ticks are observably less abundant than a few weeks ago. Trumpeter Swans and a family of Canada Geese returned to Long Lake, after a notable absence. As Basswood, Sumac, Milkweed and other pollinators are beginning to bloom, we are starting to see more bees and butterflies, but still not nearly as many as is typical. Life is bustling everywhere. Unplug, get outside and live connected.