Saturday, May 14, 2011
Miscellaneous - 5-14-11
Where Are The Updates? We have been asked about when the Updates will resume, so it must be time to continue them. We had a nice trip around the Baltic Sea, visiting and touring in Germany, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. We were surprised at the low salinity and lack of tidal fluctuations in the Baltic Sea. After the trip I ended up with pneumonia and have finally recovered enough to want to sit at my computer. Not too many items to report so should be able to catch up with all I know in this Update.
Fawn Reports. Two sets of twin fawns have been reported, with one being hit by a car last Saturday just south of University Point. Some gardeners are reporting daily and nightly visits by deer and are realizing they need to get nets up if anything is going to survive.
Gosling Report. Not as many young Canada goose goslings reported, possibly because some of the seagulls are reportedly getting them when they are really small. We have seen this ourselves a few years ago where the goslings were swimming in a line between the two parent geese, and a seagull quickly swims up and takes a gosling before the adult geese can react.
Baby Possums. We had two reports of strange looking rat type creatures, which of course were small baby possums. These babies are cute when they are small and we have been surprised that cats seem to leave them alone.
Beverly Deitch Obituary. Received the following note while on our trip and heard a number of Illahee residents attended the memorial service.
Commissioner Brown's May Newsletter Mentions Illahee Film. There is a nice write-up about what is happening in Illahee in Josh Brown's May newsletter, which can be read by clicking on the following link:
Garden Tour? Have not had a chance to find out if a determination has been made about an Illahee garden tour this summer.