Small, late-summer flowers are starting to bloom.
In addition, the slugs -- which have been out (and often squished) -- are also loving the early morning dew.
Last week, I mowed about a quarter of the lawn area, which I had left to grow "wild" since late May. I'm planning on mowing sections of the lawn in order to minimize the amount of frogs that I might kill during the process, since there seems to be a lot of the small guys that are living in the tall and overhanging grasses, likely picking off the many (many, many) insects that live there.
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.