Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Monitoring - Finally!

It's been a long winter and a cold, wet busy spring, but I finally made it out to monitor yesterday.
Our job this summer is to regularly visit some of the corridor sites.  
These are park properties that are not open to the public.  
We will search for rare species, recording the populations with GPS tracking.
I will miss our regular haunts, but look forward to visiting new places.
The Lupine in the photo is not a rare species, but is what is known as an "indicator species".
It's presence lets the park know it is managing the land well.
It  is also a sure sign of spring.


  1. This monitoring seems like an interesting and useful thing to do...and fun....that too.

  2. Yes - all of those. And until I get another dog, it pushes me to get out into the woods.