Cool and damp weather in place. Nice conditions for working in the woods. Another passing shower Wednesday night with .24″ of rainfall, also a shower on Monday night with .12″ of rain.
A wet period the past nine days with around 2.6″ of total rainfall. The rain welcomed as it has been a dry spring. No big storms, a couple smaller wind events bringing a few trees down which is typical for this time of year. Despite the wet conditions, were are able to work on the trails daily mowing, clearing singletrack and building new trail.
Overall the woods and forest is as lush as we have ever seen. Forest floor colored with many yellow slippers and columbine flowers right now as well as other wild flowers.
Waterfowl active as ever. Great to hear the loons calling at night! Trumpeter swans have moved to smaller lakes now that boat traffic has increased. More birds migrating through showing up at the feeders. We are in the woods when we can, mowing the trails, clearing deadfall, tuning trails and planting trees. Exhilarating bear encounter earlier this summer! Scroll down for photos.