A Snowy Walk around the Celery Farm

I thought I'd post a bunch of photos from my walk around the Celery Farm this morning.

The trails were a little soupy but the scenery was magical. Light snow clung to the branches, and a smattering of birds made an appearance.

Highlights included a young Bald Eagle, displaying Wild Turkeys, perched Black Vultures, mink tracks by the Warden's Watch, and a Wood Drake.



This Morning's Trail Clean-up

The trail around Lake Appert is back in business -- thanks to a semi-impromptu work crew,

Marsh Warden Mike Limatola, Deputy Warden Fred Weber, Mike Buckley did a loop and removed fallen trees and branches and generally widened the path. Jeff Wilson also helped out.

(Thanks to all, and to Monica Cardoza for taking the photo above.)

Save the date: The next cleanup is Saturday, April 7.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the end of Green Way for a few hours of active conservation. We hope you will join us to spruce up the preserve. Many hands make light work! Marsh Warden Mike Limatola is the coordinator, mike.limatola@gmail.com Rain date is Sunday, April 8.


Sunday Clean-up in the Celery Farm

Mike Buckley suggested a work detail to clean up after the storm named Quinn, and Marsh Warden Mike Limatola said 10 a.m. sharp on Sunday works for him.

Please join us if you can -- wear waterproof boots and work gloves, and some sort of eye protection for the errant branches...

Any kind of lopper or saw might come in handy. I'll have the hedge trimmer charged up for the smaller stuff.

We'll remove the collapsed shrubbery by the Boy Scout Platform while we're at it.  We'll meet in the main parking lot.

Should not take too long.

Just let me know if you can make it...

Many thanks.

A Walk Around the Celery Farm

Did a quick walk around the Celery Farm this morning to see how it held up.

Several downed trees made the walking difficult but not impossible. One intrepid cross-country skier apparently did make the loop once...

Will likely have a big thaw and muddy walking in the days to come.

Not many birds this a.m.; lake partly frozen.