CAMPGROUND HAPPENINGS - November 6th, 2018
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Notes Of Interest and News
Seems that some GPS for the road to the campground off the highway #1 is wrong, depending on the make of your GPS, it's not even showing it as a paved road but a trail. Just google us, Google maps has the directions properly listed.They are paving and making turning lanes on the intersection (Hwy #1 and #11) so it will a lot easier to access our campground. We are on Facebook. The campground is now in winter mode, meaning water is off and hydro is $10 per day. The main gate will be closed all the time and call to access the campground.
Beavers have been crazy on the other side of the river across from the remote sites at the south end of the campground. 21 maple and ash trees.
The temperature are well below normal. We have been getting our fair share of snow. Temperatures can be found on our weather station. We have a link on our facebook page (whitemouth river campground). We got about a 1/4inch (.6cm) of snow but I would say this is going to stay now. Forecast from Roseau, MN of below freezing temperatures for over a week
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 5. The water temperature is +2.7 . It is excellent for a little canoe trip. River is normal height and no frazzle ice coming down but that will change soon with these temps.
Nothing new at the feeders lately. We haven't had any Evening Grosbeaks, Redpolls or Pine Siskin's at our feeder for about 6 weeks. I don't know where they are. We have large amounts of Pine Grosbeaks. March 6th- Crows arrived. March 15th- Redpolls are back again. March 20th- seems the Pine Grosbeaks have left and have been replaced by the Evening Grosbeaks. April 5th- We have a young Barred beside the cabin. The Jays were hassling it and it went to the ground. I picked and put it into a place in the branches, where the birds could not bother it.
April 13th- Common Goldeneye, Tundra Swans. Redpolls are gone now and no southern birds here yet. April 19th-Broad-wing Hawk. It was a crazy last couple of days. Repolls and Junco's were at the feeders by the hundreds. April 21st- Two Tundra Swans have been here for 3 days, Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Gulls (sp), Purple Finch, Common Grackle. April 22nd- Pie-billed Grebe, Flicker. Killdeer. April 23- Kestrel, Turkey Vulture, Red-wing Blackbird. April 24th- Fox Sparrow, Mallards. April 25th-Northern Harrier, Sandhill Cranes. Apr 27th- Brown-headed Cowbird. Apr 28th- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Apr 30th- Mourning Doves. May 1st- White-crowned and White-throated Sparrow. May 4th- Swamp and Song Sparrows. May7th- Rose-breasted Grosbeak. May 9th- Tree Swallows, Wilson's Snipe. May 11th- Gold Finch, Harris's Sparrow. May17th- Ruby-throated Hummingbird. May 21st- Veery, Belted Kingfisher, Swainson's Thrush, Redstart, Bank Swallows. May 22nd- Sharp-shinned Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper. May 24 - Whip-poor-will. There is a lot of migration still going on. June 8th- Woodcock. June 18th- Cedar Waxwing. June 29th- Catbird. July 1st- House Wren. July 13th- Common Yellowthroat. August 10th- noticed some of the sparrows beginning to flock. Aug 20th- A MB first for me, Northern Mockingbird. Fall migration is onin a big way now, Geese, Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and many small birds. Some of the falll warblers are going throungh. This weather must be stressing out younger birds, we had a Eastern Bluebird die and a few birds seems confused. Nov. 4th- Pine Grosbeaks have arrived.
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. Oct 25- There are a couple of beaver around, some muskrat. Rabbits seems to be reduced in numbers. We
have to cover our young pine so that deer and rabbits don't eat them. Dec. 31st- Fox, Grouse and deer tracks in
the snow. We have had so many does and young around this year, it is nothing to see 11 in the camera's at one time.
Go figure, it's natural, there are quite a few wolves around now. April 25th- Frogs are out last night Lots of
Painted turtles. June 5th. Snapping Turtles are out now. Sept 10- the leafs are turning fast and today there are
lots of leaves falling. First Skunk of the year was in the campground.
Fishing is so so right now with a few Jacks and Walleye caught.. ATVing is in full swing and all recreation activities. Canoeing is great right now.
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