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Parks Naturalist Journal Entries

Here are Parks Naturalist Journal entries. To learn more about the program, from our top menu hover over “Volunteer” and click on “Stewardship Programs”

Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 03/19/2021. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Spring has arrived at Erroll Heights. The Osoberry is flowering, and the geese are arriving. Judging by their aggressive behavior I’d guess it’s nesting season. The ducks are also more wary than usual. Bufflehead ducks are still hanging around […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 02/26/2021. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Field notes: The graffiti is on the picnic table by Johnson Creek. There was a large amount of trash, including several sitings of human waste. There was an abandoned car with smashed windows parked on Sherrett St. close to the entrance by […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 01/22/2021. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: It’s been a relatively mild wintr so far and signs of spring are coming. Indian plum is breaking bud, flowers are starting to open. Alders are flowering and the catkins on hazels are opening. Ducks and geese are flocking; […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 01/01/2021. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Beginning a new year at Erroll Heights wetlands. in 2020 I visited every week for 1-2 hours, except for the parks closure period. The area continues to change, mostly driven by beaver activity. As more area becomes flooded, more […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 12/31/2020. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: As you might expect, there is an abundance of trash/clothing along the banks of both creeks. There is a large pile of ‘stuff’ on the west bank of JC (see pic). There is a large tank (gasoline?) by the stonewall […]

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