Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monarchs Spotted

Numerous monarchs spotted on Sunshine Trail. Tent Caterpillars seem to be out in force as well. Wonder how much of this is due to the warm spring and the recent wet weather. Ravens heard (but not yet seen) lately around Linwood Township. Unusual as they generally stick north.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Oriole Spotted

Appears to be gathering bits of dried milkweed plant to make a nest in our backyard.

Black Cherry Tree in Bloom

Tiger Swallowtail seen feeding on some nectar-rich serviceberry blossoms down the road.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Wildllife on Pelican Lake

Making a Stopper Knot
Overhauled the running rigging and launched the Springtide. Had the lake almost to ourselves this weekend, save for seagulls, great blue and green herons, and a noisy band of terns. Wind so light on Saturday it took us two hours to run as many miles.