Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Preserve, Wildlife, & BD Party - 5-18-11
Preserve Litter & Cleanup? Tuesday morning we were asked to check on a campsite that had been in the Illahee Preserve for about a week. On the way in we were disappointed to see a stack of phone books and "Little Nickel" newspapers along one of the trails (see attached photo). When we came back later in the morning to clean up the campsite, the litter had been removed. We know of several people who regularly walk the trails who pick up the litter of others and we want to thank them for their efforts to keep the Preserve clean.
Illegal Campsite. We did find the campsite (see photo) and came back later with garbage bags to clean it up. The good news is that it was reported to the sheriff's department and a deputy visited the site and left a note that they had to leave. We found part of the note that had been burned. Others also reported the site and we thank all of you for notifying officials and us. After we cleaned up the site, the Park's department was notified that we had left the bags by the mutt mit station, and they came by later to pick up the trash.
Deer & Cat. We get a number of emails and photos and try to remember to send them on. This one came to us on Mother's day along with the photo.
Amazing Colorful Bird. We have had some interesting birds in Illahee. Today an osprey flew over the area. But the bird in this story is amazingly beautiful. The response email is from Vic Ulsh along with the attached pictures of the Lazuli Bunting.
Here is another quick reference web site I like to use.
You seem to have described a Lazuli. Does this look like your bird? Lazuli bunting is a beautiful, sweet little bird. Count yourself to be very fortunate.
Audrey Boyer Turns 93 Next Month. Audrey Boyer is one of the persons who was instrumental in the county obtaining the Illahee Preserve. We found out she will have a birthday soon and her children are having a party next month for her. See the following notice: