We had a wonderful turnout for our wildflower walk on April 27. Our thanks to Joe Liggio who led the tour, and to Jim Willis, who had cold water waiting at the end of our hike.
We are always glad to see old friends, of course, but we were especially pleased that there were several people visiting for the first time. We hope they'll return many times.
The only disappointment was the paucity of orchids. There were a few rose pogonias (very few), one grass-pink orchid about to…Continue
Added by Pauline Singleton on April 29, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Before I get a call from someone telling me that there has been a terrible act of vandalism and some of the yellow irises have been removed from the pond near the cabin, let me explain.
The yellow flags are Iris pseudacorus, an exotic species from Eurasia and northern Africa. In addition to being non-natives, they are terribly aggressive. Those of you who have been visiting the preserve for several years may have noticed that the original clump has grown huge, and they have…Continue
Added by Pauline Singleton on April 21, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments
We want to thank volunteers Bill and Mary Keller and Kathleen and Lisa Appelbaum for leading the birding tour on Saturday, April 13. They enjoyed very nice weather and identified 29 species of birds, including a great crested flycatcher, a summer tanager, a catbird, a yellow-throated vireo, kingbirds, wood ducks (with babies!) and our resident redheaded wookpeckers.
Added by Pauline Singleton on April 15, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments