Monthly Archives: July 2014

Return of the Osprey

Ranger and I were cruising north of Rice Lake yesterday, marveling at the number of inhabited man-made osprey nests on county road 2 (and pretty much every other road anywhere in the area). As he was telling me about his nephew’s first sighting of an osprey, we spotted a trio of them (obviously nestlings) on […]

Ghost Pipes

The first time I saw Ghost Pipes (Monotropa uniflora) was 30 years ago in a heavily canopied clearing in Nova Scotia.  It was just inland from a beach-house the wife’s parents were renting for the Summer. I had no idea what they were. Pale white and frail with that waxy texture, they appeared unreal, almost ghostly. […]

Sugar and Spice

June 29, 2014 at 3:05 am it happened, and is destined to change my life forever!  A beautiful little Granddaughter arrived into this world at a healthy nine pounds, two ounces and has been named Chloe. This young lady is the pride and joy of her parents Mark & Melodie,  Grandmothers:  Wendy, Dot and Susan,  […]

The Trout Ponds Trails

UPDATE – Oct 14 2015 – In the original write-up below, I state that when you come to the crossroad (crosstrail), continuing on straight ahead will just lead to a stop where you must turn around and return. That remains correct (there is a massive patch of wild gooseberries at the turn-around point though). I […]