Friday, February 28, 2014

February 27 2014 Ramble Report

Todays Ramble Report was written by Don Hunter. All of Don's photos of today's ramble can be see here.

What a difference a week makes.  Last Thursday we gathered twenty-five strong, enjoying a balmy 60 degrees at the beginning of the Ramble.  This morning the turn-out was fourteen, somewhat smaller than the average Ramble crew, but the fourteen were ready and willing Ramblers, dressed for the brisk 28 or so degrees that greeted us when we stepped out of our vehicles.  We all met at the Arbor, talking about the cold, while we gave everyone a chance to arrive.  When it looked like all had arrived, a reading was provided by Dale.

Species List (Feb. 27 2014)

Common Name                      Scientific Name                 Comment

Reading Feb. 27, 2014

From The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg, pp. 18-19, Little, Brown Co.

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 20 2014 Ramble Report

Twenty five people gathered on this beautiful, spring-like day. Apparently our
Ramblers at Bridge
collective chattering as we caught up with old acquaintances we hadn't seen since last Thanksgiving made such a din that it upset a nearby Fish Crow (see below).

Todays route:

February 20 2014 Species List

February 20, 2014 Readings

Hugh read this passage about hepatica from Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February 5 2014 SCNC Ramble

This Ramble Report was written by Don Hunter with a few additions by Dale Hoyt. The photos are by Don and Hugh Nourse.

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, fourteen Ramblers gathered at the Sandy Creek Nature Center to walk the trails, just as the overnight rains were moving out of the area.  The emphasis for the ramble was winter tree identification, with a dash of Marbled Salamander.  We left the Education and Visitor Center and walked north to the Kestrel Trail, right onto the Screech Owl Trial, briefly on Cook’s Trail, then right on to the Hooded Warbler Trail, then right on to the Pine Ridge Trail back to the Visitor Center.