It's been a cold week until yesterday, when it hit 37°. The lake has some open spots on the ice now. Chainsawed large trees on causeway: 1 hr.
GAS DELIVERED: ~JAN 24
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Already 2007! Last week H. saw 2 coyotes crossing the road/driveway west of the cabin. It was just about at daybreak, when they are supposed to be active. We also cut up a downed tree over the driveway one morning last week - we had to in order to get out.
This a.m. we awoke to an iced forest - the trees are weighed down and brittle. We spent about ½ hour removing downed branches from the main driveway, but there are many others on side paths that we haven't gotten to yet.
We decided to park a car in the office park overnight in case some trees came down tonight. We also finally put H.'s car in the barn... that should make it easier to get at least 1 car out.
We went for a hike on Saturday in Stinchfield Woods - talk about a huge property! We were lucky enough to see a pileated woodpecker just after we started hiking. We heard his cry first, and kept looking until we spotted the source. We also encountered a man who had set up a tarp, started a fire, and seemed to have moved in on the outskirts of the woods.