There's been a lot of interesting things going on around here over the past few months:
- We were visited intermittently by a Black bear this fall. The big guy came and went every so often. His presence was usually noticed the day after his visits when we found our bird feeders strewn about and bluebird house posts bent all the way to the ground. Eventually we captured images of some foot prints and scat. Long story short...he was captured and carried away by the NYS DEC in late October. See a video about the captured bear at AllAboutArmonk.com.
- We recently put the Cottage Garden to rest until spring. All the shrubs are firmly planted and mulched for the coming winter. A number of the perennials have been relocated to various areas of the garden in anticipation of next spring. All of this wouldn't have been possible without the tireless efforts of our garden guru Margi. We're very thankful for all her work.
- And speaking of volunteer work, we now have a beautiful (and sturdy) fire box for our maple sugaring activities. Our volunteer mason, Quentin, donated many hours of his time this fall to complete this difficult project.
So that's all for now. I hope you feel like you've been caught up with what's been happening around here lately. We'll be blogging with you again soon.
-Adam Zorn, Naturalist