birds/wildlife

Limestone cutbank in Bear Creek on one of the WQPL lands

Limestone cutbank in Bear Creek on one of the WQPL lands

I took this photo last month. I went out scouting a Water Quality Protection Land preserve with one of my CAMN cohorts. We were considering newer public hike possibilities on the property, so went a lot of places both of us had seen from other angles, but hadn’t visited directly. This cutbank in the creek was one of them. Normally, I see it from above. In wetter times, there is water that would prevent getting to this spot… at least if you wanted to remain dry.

We didn’t really find a better hike route, but we got to see some interesting things… including some possible openings to caves, a lot of wildflowers, a painted bunting, and some pretty large spiders with webs that spanned gaps of 20 feet or more!

The Return of the Gardener

I’m really happy the weather has seemingly made a turn. With it, my willingness to claim I even have a yard/garden has returned, and the urge to hibernate has receded. This weekend I had a very productive time of it in the yard. The usual mowing, weeding, trimming, etc. But some of my effort was […]