Use of the Forest

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

Monday, June 25, 2007


* picked 5 cups black rasps. between yesterday and this morning - enough for a pie

* AGAIN we found a dead skunk at the gate. This time it was in a garbage bag. Last time it was a dead skunk on a garbage bag with 2 gloves next to it. WEIRD

* On Saturday (6/23) we ran into the woman who always has her dogs off the leash. She gave us her name.

Friday, June 22, 2007


First ripe raspberries picked 2 days ago. Mulberries have been ripe about 1.5 weeks, but they are tough to get to.

Monday, June 18, 2007


FJ was killed by a dog about 1 week ago. We found him dead in the yard. "Fatty Junior" was our friendly neighborhood groundhog. But now we have Fatty III out in the yard.

Friday, June 15, 2007


NEW ROOF completed on:

New causeway put in

* 30 min. cutting branches from causway.
* H.T. kicked out 2 swimmers at dusk - right by our new sign! - they knew nothing about 1,4 Dioxane.

PALL has decided to sell Gelman Sciences. We will go to a public meeting on Thursday about it.

Friday, June 8, 2007


60 minutes - put up a new "no swimming" sign on the north side of the lake.

We'll see if someone takes it down. - I won't be surprised if so.

Went for a walk and on the SE portion of trail that crosses driveway, we heard then saw a small owl. We did not recognize the call - it flew to a couple different branches when it noticed we had spotted it. It was only about 8-9" tall.

After referencing bird book, we see that it is either: saw-whet or Eastern screech.

UPDATE: Confirmed as saw-whet; its call does NOT sound like an Eastern screech.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


2 hours mowing.

Someone took our metal sign stake across the lake only a few days before we put it up. We will have to post it on wood instead and ope we can pound it in.

Saturday, June 2, 2007