CAMPGROUND HAPPENINGS - July 24th, 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. We don't have any seasonal sites left. DON'T FORGET, THE GATE CLOSES AT 10 PM


Events

The games and pot luck will be on August 4th. Sign up is noon, games start at 1:30 and the Pot Luck Supper is around six pm.

Turning out to be a very lovely weekend. Beach is quite well used and the water temperature is 26.6. We have suspended our tube rental until the water rises, but if you have your own tubes, we still drop tubers off. Canoe rentals are posponed until the river gets higher. The campground is very busy but we still have transient RV and tenting site available that we keep open. We certainly have a camp family here. The crib tournament was a great success, and the weather so obliging that we held it outside under the pines up top. We had nine teams. The winners were Sid and Anthea. We are having another one on August 11th, those wanting to enter please contact us by the 8th of August so we can make up the teams.




Climate

The temperature trends are above normal and very nice. We haven't had any amount of rain in about 3 weeks.. Hardly any mosquitoes out. Temperatures are high in the low 30's and and 15 in the evening.



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 pretty low now (level 1 out of 8). So until we get more rain and the river rises, we are postponing our tubing and canoeing until further notice.. and the water temperature is+26.6 .



Birds

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 March 20th- seems the Pine Grosbeaks have left and have been replaced by the Evening Grosbeaks.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.







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.






RECREATION  INFORMATION

Our beach is nice again this year. Fishing is not the greates right now. ATVing is in full swing and all recreation activities. Tubing and Canoeing are cancelled until further notice.
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