Trail Report Blog

Trail Report BlogCheck in here for trail conditions and occasional observations of plants and animals.

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Wasps

Trails are great for walking.  Be aware of wasps, there have been a couple reports of people (staff) getting stung along the trail.  Juvenile Blue Jays and Crows have been making an entertaining show of making bumbling around trees after their parents.  They make a lot of noise.

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Trails are dry and in good condition.  Look for little Garter Snakes to be out in the sunny areas.  Mosquitoes are still present, but less intense.

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summer flowers

Trails are great (mosquitos are abundant) birds, dragonflies, and more!  This buck in velvet passed by the hill on the trail east of Danz Ave.

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July update

Trails are in good condition for walking.  There are a few squishy low areas, but not standing water or mud.  Be prepared for mosquitoes—especially near the marsh areas.  Look for the different species of dragonflies zooming all over!

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Flowers popping up

Many many spring birds sighted this week on the trails!  Spring flowers are finally starting to pop up !  Trails are only a little wet in spots.

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butterflies

This butterfly was spotted warming in the sun along the trail.  Ovenbird, Black-throated Green Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Orioles seen.

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sunny

Garter Snakes are out, spring migrants are coming in.  Brown Thrasher, Brown Creepers, Eastern Towhee, Kingfisher all sighted today.  Trails are squishy, but walkable.

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spring

Trails are squishy in places, but walkable.   Look for standing water on the trail in the coming days.  Hermit Thrushes, Fox Sparrows, and Tree Swallows are back.  Staff have seen an otter swimming in the lagoon.

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ducks arriving

Trails are muddy and wet.  There is ice and some snow remaining, but it is melting fast.   Migratory waterfowl are starting to show up on our lagoon system.  There is still ice cover on parts of the lagoon.   Ring-necked Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers, American Wigeons and more!

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Trails are open for walking/hiking!

Be aware of slushy and muddy areas.  There are still areas of snow and ice.

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