CAMPGROUND HAPPENINGS - September 20th, 2017


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Notes Of Interest and News

Summer is drawing to a slow end. Seems the GPS for the road to the campground off the highway is wrong, it's not even showing it as a paved road but a trail. We also have a Facebook page that we post information and lot more pictures .

Quite the wind and rain last night. 28 mm (1.1 inch). The power was out from 10:06 to 02:17. We did okay here, no trees down, only a few dead birch branches to clean up. Nice and sunny and no wind this morning.Events

We are having a pizza night at Sophie's. It will be on Friday , September 29th. We will be arranging a time (usually 7:30) and info. Please let us know asap.
Our next informal but very well attended event will be on Saturday the 7th of the Thanksgiving long weekend. The only thing we know about this one is more fireworks.



Climate

The weather has been very good for the last two weeks. Very little rain but heavy dew in the mornings.



RIVER LEVELS

-   0'- Being Normal Summer/Winter Low, Good Canoeing starts at Level 1. Tubing and Canoeing stops at under Level 1. River flood level is at 8.

The river is at level .6 right now and very slowly rising. The canoe and tubing trips are canceled until the river rises. The water temperature on the 30th was 24.6. The is still plenty of water along the campground two kilometers of river. A lot of the river bank has caved in from the flood and ice. There are places on the corner that have lost at least 25 feet of bank.



Birds

The birding at the feeders here have been interesting this winter. We have tons of Evening and Pine Grosbeaks and our normal winter birds. However we don't have any Redpolls, Junco's and Pine Siskin's but we hundreds of Purple Finch. Jan.31st- Redpolls and Pine Siskins came in. Feb. 17th- Crows are in. Friends of ours have told us that some geese arrived, but we haven't had any out here yet. March 5th- Merlin and Northern Harrier. March 19th-One of our resident Canada Geese came in today. Mar 26th- Sandhill Cranes. Mar. 27th.- Eastern Phoebe. Mar. 28th- our first resident pair of Canada Geese are here. Mar. 29th- Robin and Common Grackle. March 30- Juncos arrived en masse. Mar 31- Hooded Mergansers, Apr 3- Flock of Mallards below the cookshack,Apr 14th- Wilson's Snipe, Apr 15- Flickers are in, Apr 16th- Fox Sparrows, Apr 18th - Kingfisher, April 24th- Flock of Rusty Blackbirds. Apr 30th- Mourning Dove, White-throated Sparrow. May 7th- Spotted Sandpiper. May 10th Harris's Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow. May 11th, Red-eyed Vireo. May12th, Song Sparrow. May 14th, Goldfinch, Oriole. May 20th, Northern Rough winged Swallow. May 23rd, Mourning Dove. May 28th, Bank Swallows and Tree Swallows. May 31st, Cedar Waxwing. June 5th- Whip-poor-will. June 6th- Black-billed Cuckoo. June 9th- Redstart. Sept 18- Geese are flying and the small birds are gathering





PLANTS & ANIMALS, ETC.

A There lots of bush rabbits around. Large numbers of deer in the campground this year. We had a couple of Otters in the upper campground. There have been wolves around most of the winter, not bothering anything here. March- Seems there are quite a few wolves around. April 19th First bees and butterfly. May 6th- We planted 120 coniferous trees last Saturday and will be planting another 30 this Saturday. Ticks are out Apr 30th but not like last year so far. May 2nd- The odd mosquitoes around. June 1st- Fire flies are out. June 10th, Flying squirrels. A black bear was hanging around the area up until the last four days.






RECREATION  INFORMATION

Lots of quading and the area is slowly drying up. Tubers and canoers only along the two kilometers of of campground riverfront. Some Jacks (northerns) were caught this weekend. Our beach is nice this year.

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