Stephen J. Krasemann
Artist of the Wild
Another month, summer is upon us. It’s a numerous year for wood ticks. Also, the black-legged ticks are being discovered in our area (the Lyme disease carriers).
New birds have arrived on the ponds— hooded mergansers, mallards and wood ducks, Canada geese and sandhill cranes. Chipmunks and woodchucks and porcupines are using the yard and woods for fresh greens. Black Bears cruise the same areas. There are two sows with three new cubs each and another with two cubs from last year.
Hoping this year is happier than last year.