Monday, June 16, 2014

Another Day in Paradise

I awoke at 4:00 am to a Magnolia Warbler singing.  Next a Chipping Sparrow joined in.  Made coffee, then took it outside to listen to the cacophony of songs...the birds started early this morning.  A White-throated Sparrow started singing in the distance, then a Black-throated Green Warbler woke up, joined by an Ovenbird.  It's fun to see how many birds can be identified by song.

We have been seeing bears lately, and evidence of moose on the trails.

A moose was hit by a vehicle and had to be put down! That was close to the refuge.

Nodding Trillium, Lily of the Valley, Clintonia, Canadian Mayflower, Bunchberry, Starflower, and Blue-eyed Grass are all blooming on the Charlotte Trail (my favorite trail). The apple and cherry trees are finished blooming and now putting on fruit for the wildlife.

Wallace was busy working on roads while I purchased barrels and potting soil for the flowers we just purchased. I filled 9 barrels with flowers...4 went to the new office building which has yet to be moved into.

Thursday, we took an ATV over to Bangor to be worked on. We got the approval from Bill to stop next door to pick up a toilet for our rig. We are wondering what's next to break down! This toilet has been an issue with quite a few people, including Mark and Teri. Mark, we bought a Bravura...that is what we had in our other rig and never had a problem. Hopefully, they are made the same. 

We found a fellow who came to the refuge and installed all new equipment to get our dish working we have tv!!!

We were given these moose steaks...not quite a New York strip, but they were tasty.

Until next time...


  1. Sounds like you've been plenty busy. Hope your fishing derby was as much fun as ours. I woke up at 2:30am this morning... looked out, and there was a bear underneath the posts where our bird feeders are... during the day. We bring them in each night... but his guy must have been scavenging the ones on the ground. I'd rather wake up to bird songs ;-) Steve will be down your way tomorrow, but no plans for us to head that way soon.

  2. I wish I could identify bird songs like that. I have to settle for knowing robins and cardinals when I hear them.

  3. I go to bed too late to wake up at 4:30. ;)

  4. It looks like your weather is beautiful up there. I hope that your new Bravura works well for you. Let us know, as we might be in the market for a replacement as well!!