|Ijams Quarry Lake|
There's really nothing like an early morning canoe float on Ijams Quarry Lake before the heat of summer settles into the valley.
This morning we spent about two placid hours, carefree and tranquil.
Our group searched the water and shorelines for natural minutiae, trifling details that hold the world together, managing to locate two prizes: empty nests: one a hard to find ruby-throated hummingbird tiny condo—the size of a golf ball—made of spun-spidersilk and lichen. (Peg Beute and the day campers actually found it last week, so I knew where to look.)
For a close up very of the nest go to: nest.
A peaceful time was had by all.
The next guided canoe trip is Friday evening, August 3.
- Stephen Lyn Bales
|Lisa and Lynne point to hummingbird nest|
|Ruby-throated hummingbird nest|
|Eastern phoebe nest|
|We also saw a couple of black vultures|