|LWA President Tom Crane Recognizing the Many Conservation Efforts around Lake Wicwas|
|Presentation to Beate Hamlin by LWA Board Member Marge Thorpe|
Everyone who attended had a good time, and we all thank the gracious hosts for their generosity and hospitality!
I had some challenging bird identification this week, after seeing two different groups of birds flitting around the shore line, feasting on the berries now ripening. My best guesses are that one is a pewee and the other is a warbler, but both could be wrong. Any guidance from bird experts would be welcome here.
|Enjoying the Blueberries left by the Chipmunks|
Those pictures were taken in the morning near a marsh where many Fragrant Water Lilies are blooming. They provide quite a colorful show on the water.
|Fragrant Water Lilies|
There has been a fair amount of Gypsy Moth damage to the trees this year, primarily the oaks, which are their favorite food source. However, some of the damaged trees are now putting out new growth where their leaves had been decimated. These young, red oak leaves will have time to mature and provide extra energy to the trees to help them survive the assault.
|Oak Leaves being Regenerated after Damage by Gypsy Moth Caterpillars|