Friday, October 15, 2010

Roche Percee Park

I walked around Roche Percee Park yesterday - the first time in months.  This Spring, word went out that the old and dilapidated park might be leased for cattle grazing.  The park had become over-grown and unused since Dutch Elm Disease killed all the beautiful elms several decades ago.  Anyway, a local group, SE Tours and Trails, got active, raised some money and roused some citizens.  The result is a cleaned up park, old camping spots cleared out, garbage removed.  It became a fairly popular picnic place again on weekends. 

I hope this won't bother the Cooper's Hawks that nest in the area every year. 

This is Kristen Martin with a newly banded adult female Cooper's (from two three seasons ago).

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