I have heard a number of new (for me) birds in the last Month since I posted the bird list. Four I have managed to identify are: Hermit Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Tree Swallow, and American Widgeon. In addition, I have heard a number of other bird singing which I have not been able to identify.
Saturday Randy Nutting and I decided to head out to Medvejie Lake and visit the falls that are about 1/3 of the way up the Cross Mountain side of the lake. It had been a while since I was last at the lake (Summer 1999) and even longer since I had gone to the base … Read more
While sitting near Indian River yesterday, a kingfisher came along. Most of the time I have seen kingfishers they have been perched on a piling or branch above the water and from there they dive into the water to catch fish. The one I saw yesterday did this, but also, as it was flying along … Read more
I noticed today that elderberry flowers have a fairly strong odor. To me it seems sour, not like a lemon, but I cannot think of what else it might be similar to.
Last night it started raining for the first time in at least a couple of weeks. Perhaps the change in weather combined with recent events that have occupied my days have given things a new look because today it seemed like many things had suddenly shown significant growth. Many of the plants I have been … Read more
A bear was killed along a popular hiking trail near town yesterday. According to the paper, it was a healthy three year old male. It had taken and killed a dog and then false charged the owner when he went back to look for his missing dog. He called the police and they, along with … Read more