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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”

Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 05/30/2021. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Field notes: West side: There is a camper + car on the street at the northeast corner of the park (by JC). He was hooked up to a generator placed in the high grass beside his camper (see pics). I moved two […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 05/19/2021. Site Name: Errol Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Just after Mothers’ Day and the feathered moms are out in force with kids in tow. Mallard ducklings swim in scattered patterns with mom clucking after them, while the goslings are in tight formation, all in a row with […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 04/30/2021. Site Name: Errol Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Nice spring day, and the first duckling sighting. A mama wood duck was out with the kids. No goslings seen yet, but the parents are on high alert. Indian plum is fruiting and snowberry, thimbleberry, salmonberry, and elderberry are […]

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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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