Use of the Forest

Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):

Sunday, May 10, 1987

10 May

The Gelman thing rolls on still... No movement from the knotheads in the university...
Is the rest from the digs west of here polluted? How many Ann Arbor gardens use the stuff?

Saturday, May 9, 1987

9 May

The meadow is amazing ... mapping of what species is where is going on nicely. ... Another picnic/party/skinnydip broken up ~1:30am.

Wednesday, May 6, 1987

6 May 1987

Boundry tour... fence-mending, and trash cruise... a good 4 HOUR wack today!
Dr. S has agreed to tend the the place while I teach at the University of Michigan Biological Station this summer!
A memo sent to the Murphyites re: this.

Sunday, May 3, 1987

3 May '87

The meadow regeneration project proceeds well... Amazing floral differences as we go from "lawn" to meadow. Dandelion BOOM than great BUST as natives take over!!
Planted 8 Cottonwoods in a circle by the lake front (McSmith...)

Friday, May 1, 1987

1 May

Broke up a major party on the north side of the lake... Part of this group had a bonfire gowing on Gelman property on the rise by the bend in our upper drive (south).

Monday, April 27, 1987

27 April

Began the first lawnmowing. Continued to remove grapevines from the border trees facing Liberty Ave... Trying to make a hedgerow atop the fenceline.
9:15am Detroit Edison meter reader just came by... They have had a key ~15 years.

Sunday, April 26, 1987

Sunday, April 5, 1987

5 April '87

Small oak tree drops across upper road... I'll cut in up over the next few days ... MINUS GOOD EQUIPMENT.

... the Wicked Witch of the SNR has allowed an equipment raid on us again.

Is Paul Kamprath paying attention?

Friday, April 3, 1987

3 April '87

The grapevines in need of harvest again, as last year.

Leafoff is the best time, so the attack begins!

Sunday, March 29, 1987

29 March

Incredible chorus tonight! (~4 species) NO SALAMANDERS! (A PUZZLE!!) Researcher here beginning week #2.

Monday, March 16, 1987

16 Mar

Ah, MICHIGAN weather... A lovely morning for the patrol and the trash collection. Signs reposted and all is right with the world.

Friday, March 13, 1987

13 March

Snowfall began at 11:00 PM! ... Detroit Edison came out to plan a "pole replacing" job for next week ... They want to cut a 40 ft path thru the woods!! NO WAY!

Tuesday, March 10, 1987

Friday, March 6, 1987

Tuesday, March 3, 1987

3 Mar. XX ('87)!

Lost 3 small trees to vandals... If I can catch them, they will be planted by the sorpses of the pine seedlings they killed.

Tuesday, February 17, 1987

17 Feb. '87

Developed the "Saginaw Forest Steward Activity Report" form for the paperpushers in the SNR. Suddenly, Murphy demands a biweekly activities report regarding our "work" out here... without letting us work.

Sunday, February 1, 1987

Tuesday, January 20, 1987

20 Jan. '87

Car removed by hands unknown last night or early this morning.

Trash run, fence patrol ... we need more RAW FENCING => Scrooge McMurphy refuses ANY suggestions still.

Monday, January 19, 1987

19 Jan. '87

Very heavy snowfall. The lower drive is slick ice from corner to gate, with 6-10" of snow atop. The snow plow cam 'thru yesterday.

Trash run in SNR stationwagon ... debrisfrom Dribika site partially removed.

A car "AbandoNed" at gate by evidence of accumulated snow.

Saturday, January 10, 1987

10 Jan. '87

8" of snow overnight... Snowcover at last! Snowplow ~8:00 am. The oil furnace is still acting as if it were on strike ...

41 memos now unanswered by Barbara Murphy in the last 1 1/2 years ... it appears that the Saginaw Forest has become invisible to the paper shufflers at Nat. Resources.