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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Nature

After a hot and humid start to the week, a quick shower Tuesday night to settle the dust followed by cooler temps the end of the week. The bugs are in full force making it a bit challenging to be in the woods but we have been mowing and clearing deadfall off the trails, preparing them for winter.  Some trails have already been mowed three times. We are always thinking about winter at Maplelag!

The mountain bike trail is open.  (click here for latest mountain bike trail reportNo horses and motorized equipment equipment allowed. Thanks!

 

July 24th Trail Photos

Top of Suicide Hill

Top of Suicide Hill

Intersection of Loon Return and Sukkerbusk

Intersection of Loon Return and Sukkerbusk

 

Sukkerbusk

Sukkerbusk

 

Riding on the mountain bike trail

Riding on the mountain bike trail

 

 

 

Beautiful July day as seen over a slough near Roy's Run. July 3rd, 2014.

Beautiful July day as seen over a slough near Roy’s Run. July 3rd, 2014.

 

Sunset from the top of "Pete's Porkie" on south end of Twin Lakes. July 2nd, 2014.

Sunset from the top of “Pete’s Porkie” on south end of Twin Lakes. July 2nd, 2014.

 

Submerged deadfall with new life growing from it in a pond with high water. June 27th, 2014

Submerged deadfall with new life growing from it in a pond with high water. June 27th, 2014

Nice bunch of wild roses along twin lakes ski trail. June 27th, 2014.

Nice bunch of wild roses along twin lakes ski trail. June 27th, 2014.

A wide variety of mushrooms, moss and lichens in the woods from the wet spring. June 27th, 2014.

A wide variety of mushrooms, moss and lichens in the woods from the wet spring. June 27th, 2014.

June 25th Trail Report Photos 

New mountain bike trail work on Maplelag property

New mountain bike trail work on Maplelag property

Great crop of wild roses this year

Great crop of wild roses this year

Fresh maple seedlings

Fresh maple seedlings

Lots of intersting lichens and moss in woods right now

Lots of intersting lichens and moss in woods right now

 

Forest tent caterpillar. Just a handful in the woods this year. Not like some years where they are so numerous they strip the leaves of basswood and poplar trees.

Forest tent caterpillar. Just a handful in the woods this year. Not like some years where they are so numerous they strip the leaves of basswood and poplar trees.

 

First yellow slippers of the year. May 29th, 2014.

First yellow slippers of the year. May 29th, 2014.

 

Calm waters on Little Sugarbush. May 26th, 2014.

Calm waters on Little Sugarbush. May 26th, 2014.

 

May 23rd Nature Photos

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Rainbow in the mix last nights passing rain shower

Rainbow in the mix last nights passing rain shower

Great evening on the lake at sunset looking west

Great evening on the lake at sunset looking west

Vibrant colors to the south

Vibrant colors to the south

Paul and Chaska, the weekend's weddin couple taking in the gorgeous sunset

Paul and Chaska, the weekend's weddin couple taking in the gorgeous sunset

 

Hen mallard nesting deep in the woods off the ski trail. May 20th, 2014.

Hen mallard nesting deep in the woods off the ski trail. May 20th, 2014.

 

Mallard nest deep in the woods, May 19th, 2014. Note: we stumbled across the nest by accident. Took a quick picture and happy to see the hen return and nesting today.

Mallard nest deep in the woods, May 19th, 2014. Note: we stumbled across the nest by accident. Took a quick picture and happy to see the hen return and nesting today.

 

May 14th Nature Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood root flowers emerging from the forest floor. May 6th, 2014.

Blood root flowers emerging from the forest floor. May 6th, 2014.

 

Blue Jay enjoying the rare sunny day this week. April 29th, 2014.

Blue Jay enjoying the rare sunny day this week. April 29th, 2014.

 

As usual, the loons were back as soon as the ice was going off the lake. April 26th, 2014.

As usual, the loons were back as soon as the ice was going off the lake. April 26th, 2014.

April 24th Nature Photos

Bald eagle taking in the scene on the shores of Little Sugarbush

Bald eagle taking in the scene on the shores of Little Sugarbush

Ready to take flight!

Ready to take flight!

 

South end of lake ice covered mid day Thursday

South end of lake ice covered mid day Thursday

First loon of the year enjoying the open water in the middle as a seagull passes by

First loon of the year enjoying the open water in the middle as a seagull passes by

Patchy ice segments on north end

Patchy ice segments on north end

 

 

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