All our rowdy friends are gathered for our going away pizza party where we were awarded our 8,000 hour pins. Left to right is Brent, wildlife officer, Steve, assistant manager, Amanda, LE officer, Bill, project leader, Peggy, admin assistant, Cory, biology intern, Ray, head biologist, and Wallace. Ray is proudly holding Maine's favorite drink...Moxie!!!
The leaves are starting to change colors.
The squirrels are putting away the pine cone seeds.
The apples are falling, and the caterpillars are crawling.
The Giant Puffballs are appearing.
This is an Ichneumon Fly (wasp). I thought she was quite pretty. 3 millimeters in size. She caught my attention with her color and activity. Just threw it in as my critter of the day.
One last request from Bill before we leave. The sign which Wallace routed showing volunteer hours for the year.
We were to leave Friday but decided to stay a few more days as Bill needed someone to pick up some of the hikers flying in to Bangor on Sunday. The American Hiking Society takes working vacations and they have been coming here for several years to work on trails. We usually work alongside of them but not this year...I will miss that as they are a fun group to be around.
We will leave Monday morning, and I will be blogging on our way south, so join us on our journey.
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I wanted to close with this beautiful reflection from Cranberry Lake right here on the refuge. We feel so blessed...and this picture causes me to reflect on the times we have spent here.