Marcy’s Woods Blog

Archive for May, 2009

May 23 2009 Nature Clubs Walk

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

What a glorious day at Marcy’s Woods. Sunshine and few mosqitos! 23 of us from the Bert Miller Nature Club, Niagara Falls Nature Club . Peninsula Naturalists and some from Buffalo. A great group. Daughter Allison was a great helpas she lead many along Hemlock Ridge and the Roller Coaster Hills. The trilliums were fading but other flowers were present. Paul Philps took photos for the records. One naturalist said, “If this was open to he general public it would become devastated. Prvate ownership seems to be paying off.” I agree and thank the owners again.

Sarah Leone, scientist

Friday, May 15th, 2009

We met Sarah Leone at 9:30 a.m. She is doing reserch on Eastern hemlock trees. Marcy’s Woods have may of hem. Daughter Allison and I drove Sarah and her friend Julie to Hem;ock Ridge. The two started their reseatch. Sarah will let us know the results later. Hopefully here is no infestation in Marcy’s Woods. The day was perfect weatherwise.

Great Growth

Monday, May 11th, 2009

May 11, 2009 Giant leaves of Skunk caggage growing profusely. Wild leeks, marsh marigolds out in full yellow bloom. Fiddle head ferns sprouting, a few red trilliums and countless white trilliums. Looking for painted trilliums. Coltsfoot has survived despite damage suffered last year. Great growing time.

Migration Time

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Migration Time: Warblers are arriving in the Woods. The bright little bodies of the warblers yellowthroat, black and white – Then the melodious sounds of a thrush – wood? Coude be.

Trillium Country 2009

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Amazing! April 30th – Allison and I saw trilliums in the vales and ridges of Marcy’s Woods. Not even May 1st and the great hosts of our Ontatio floral emblem are everywhere/ Worth a hike.