CAMPGROUND HAPPENINGS - May 17th, 2018
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Notes Of Interest and News
we get a 1/10 o an inch of rain yesterday and the leaves have really
come out. The fruit trees are all in blossom and the grass is growing
and green. We are also getting more rain today. We did the dust
control on all the roads so the roads won't be so dusty. We cut down a
few more trees in the last couple of days. Thanks to Laurie and Randy,
the campground is really looking good. Because of the dry weather I
got to mow grass in places we have always wanted to but never could.
River is holding steady. Seems the GPS for the road to the campground off the
highway is wrong, depending on the make of your GPS, it's not even
showing it as a paved road but a trail. Google maps has it
properly. We don't have any seasonal sites left.
Further to this as of today, it seems the RM doesn't know what to do about fire restrictions. They are bouncing all over the spectrum, from allowing firepits, to strict fire ban? they aren't following the the lead of the province in the parks. Sorry for this rant but I am so damn mad at these small town governmental bureaucrats. They provincial government downloaded the fire restriction onto local municipalities. We now have a total fire ban. I have the information on surrounding RM's and most allow fires in pits. The province is allowing firepits in the parks next to us. Brunch of power hungry assholes. This was done a few years ago in Manitoba and everyone went to Ontario Camps which had the same fire conditions as MB. With MB highways buggering up the road into here and Water stewardship and their high handed policy and the province clawing back funds so bad on everything. Maybe I should move back to Churchill.
The temperature trends are slowly
rising and the last week was very nice. The lows around +5 and
the highs were 18. The isn't any snow in the left in the bush but a
lot of the lake and peat bogs still have ice on them.
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 4. The river is
pretty well at a steady level because of the melting of the ice on lakes
and ponds south of us.
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.
PLANTS & ANIMALS, ETC.
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
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