It's still cold here... 40F / 4C today.
It is currently raining but NOT snowing... which is nice.
Below is a photo of 4 Bufflehead ducks which were on the pond Wednesday morning - 2 couples. Judy sent the photo and she said: "The picture is fuzzy but it's the best I could do and it was taken through my binoculars! This is the second time I have seen them. They are the smallest duck mentioned in my bird book."
I saw them too but couldn't get a non blurry shot.
Don't forget... Volunteer Day is on Saturday May 4 from 10am to 3pm.
The Member's Meeting has been changed. I WAS right after the Volunteer Day event on Saturday but it is now on Sunday May 5 from 10am to noon.
- Everyone is welcome! Lunch will be provided, free of charge, for all volunteers.
- There will be projects suitable for all abilities and levels of ambition.
- Non-members who volunteer will not be charged any day fees. (please register at the office)
Euchre Night - 7:30pm. The Bare Bistro hosts their regular Euchre NightFor those of you in the area. This Saturday April 27, York Region has it's Spring Forest Festival from 10 am to 3pm. York Regional Forest, Eldred King Tract, 16232 Hwy 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
"Celebrate spring in the York Regional Forest. Bring your work gloves and shovel. Explore the storybook trail. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride. Hold "Sciensational" snakes. Plant tree seedlings. Visit exhibits and displays. Learn how to identify trees. Take home a tree seedling. "
Sounds like a fun time for kids too... especially the snake thing :-) You can register here: http://www.york.ca/Services/Environmental+Services/Forestry/Take+a+Walk+in+the+Forest.htm or maybe just show up... I don't know how it works. Wendy and Kim are going. I think you have to register as space is limited but it says the registration is still open. Maybe that is because it is FREEZING outside. All events are free. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Okay ... the roads... they have been scraped and a lot of the potholes are gone but after the rain today... they may be coming back.
Oooo, the sun is out now.
The wood frogs were making quite a racket a few days ago but they are a lot quieter when it is cold. They are in the small ponds beside the road. They have a duck-like quacking call.
The water at the back is not on yet. The pool is not open, it still has it's cover on. I'm wandering about cleaning up the old growth on the park gardens.
There is no one here ... probably because it is COLD. No one has ventured into the lake again. Tsk, tsk, you would think there would be some brave souls out there.
The lawns are green and there are NO weeds on the petanque court. Bruce and I usually touch up the ball holders but I think we will wait as the paint would probably freeze.
It was below freezing last night... brrrrr.
The creek is down, not like the water in cottage country. Serious problems up there. Record high levels.
As always, if you want any info about your trailer, leave a message here or email me.