Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall Watch

Last night more geese appeared in that v-formation of fall.  They were in multiple groups, so not leaving today, but it is ominous.  Odd trees have that fall look, but the big sign is that as you watch the woods you can spot leaves falling in just small time spans.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Them Loons, Now Them Geese

 

The loons continue to have a daily life marked by their calls, but the fall goose migration has begun with its mass honking.  For the last two weeks geese have been arriving in their V formations and done their honking festivals to attract their kind.  This is a sign of the coming migration.  But that migration is hopefully months away.  It is too early.

On the other hand, the fall turning of the leaves has begun.  While tiny spots of yellow or purple can be found, the mass fading of areas to a light yellowish-green are all over.  This is early, too.  By Labor Day some full yellow spots can be found in most years, but it sure looks ahead of time.