Sunday, June 13, 2010
Bona Dea storm,trees, squirrel Update
Bona Dea was sunny and very hot and humid. So much so that the mosquitoes were not around. On Old Shorty Trail by the main parking area, I noticed some tree storm damage. One had large limbs blown down and another was broken off at the ground. Photos shows the damage. Also on the same trail was a young Gray Squirrel enjoying a late lunch. The tree blown down appeared to be a Camphor Tree but not really sure about that. Over on Swinging Bridge Trail and by the Spillway, I just arrived and noticed that something had jumped across the spillway. I looked up and noticed a big Cottonmouth snake scrambling trying to get away. I mean it was really and big around and long one.It just kept going toward Prairie Creek and could not get a photo. I fed the fish and noticed that the Green Heron was not on her nest and never came back as long as I was there. I took a photo of a Crack Willow Tree which was growing in the water right below the Spillway. There was a female Wood Duck swimming close to the bank on Waldon Pond. Some Tufted Titmouse birds were around the same area. Also a Red Headed woodpecker was on a tree pecking away on Old Shorty Trail.