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Naturalist Notes and Weekly Update from Gretch

AUGUST NATURALIST NOTES FROM RANGER GRETCH

We are coming off of a long, dry July – a July which saw us experiencing two full moons in the calendar month which happens “once in a blue moon.”  The recent dry spell is evident all across the park property as streams which were raging torrents back in the spring are now practically mud puddles.  Somehow, the word has gotten out in the aviary world and if you visit right now, I can guarantee that you can watch Little Blue Herons and a Green Heron catching food in Cedar Creek.   Bring your camera : they’re not going anywhere soon.  They know an easy food source when they see it.

Blooming Now :   Jewelweed, Black eyed Susan, Queen Anne’s Lace, Star thistle,chicory

 

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