Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 14, 2017: "The Other Extreme"

A new piece of art, "The Other Extreme" by Tim Adams, has been installed along Harrison Rd, just west of the parking lot.  [The former piece, a horse made out of railroad ties had been vandalized.] (Wolf. Oesterreic, 8/12/17)

Aug 13, 2017: Bee and Butterfly

Bumble Bee and Painted Lady butterfly sharing a Cup Plant flower. (Paul Domoto, 8/12/17)

Aug 12, 2017: Saturday Bird Walk

A Barn Swallow "parked" on a sign greeted the 12 participants in this morning's bird walk, led by Wolf.  After a brief introduction and the handing out of the "fresh-off-the-press" Park checklists (of all 273 species), the group headed over to the Upland Trail.  An Osprey hunting over the north lake was a delight.  At Jensen Pond, we observed Wood Ducks, a Green Heron, and the 2 adult Red-headed Woodpeckers.  We scoped out the Pond D area and then made our way to the NW corner.  Several butterflies and plants along the way were identified.  A total of 31 avian species were identified on this walk. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 8/12/17)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 11, 2017: Ospreys Overhead

Returning southward Ospreys have shown up at the Park.  This one was found circling the main lakes in search of fish. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 8/7/17)