April Update From Naturalist Kathleen…


Saw three blooming trilliums today on Lone Pine Trail, despite the very chilly temps.

I highly recommend hiking Lone Pine, at least part way. Park in the small lot on Shore Road. Once you ascend the bluff, you’ll cross Skyline Road. DRAMATIC spot of last September’s storm damage. Really worth the adventure. [Of course, you could skip the exercise and just drive Skyline to where the trail cuts across, but why not burn some calories?]

Just an FYI that a few new titles have arrived through FPSP merchandise. As you know, proceeds fund both naturalist and invasive species coordinator wages.

Among the new items –

Collection of animal songs for kids by Pete Seeger.
Sibley laminated/fold out warbler guide.
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
Cardinal & Hummingbird webkins
Various magnifiers for kids

Next Friday April 20, from 1 – 3 PM, consider helping at the Nature Center. Small thank-you gifts for those who volunteer. WOW does the naturalist need help.

Interesting article posted by the DNR office of information.
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/57323/group/Outdoors%20/