Our Mt. Shasta Forest Pond, McCloud, Siskiyou County, CA - 2015
Kathy's Dragonfly Roost Pond Diary
April (click any small image to see it in an expanded view)
A friend checked on our place the first week in April and the firs timage of the pond that they sent showed that it was already starting to thaw. When we arrived the next week, the thaw was already in progress and the Pacific Chorus frogs were aleady 'singing'!!...brrrrr.....They like to 'hide' under such things as our log edging and this seems to amplify their chorus.
The Thawing of the Pond
Trail Cam Images
One of the first things we always do upon arrival is check the 'spy/trail' cam to see what critters have been visiting while we were gone. And we did get some intriguing images!! Could the first one show a bobcat???? It's so ephemeral....we can't be sure. It can be seen(?) mid top of the image, between the sticks and the tree stump with the 'bird hole' in it. Is it a bobcat or is it a mirage?? I have seen a bobcat at the pond once, a year ago, and another time in the road, many years ago... Would love your opinion! email us!
The next image leaves no confusion! A raccoon visited. There are two images, then, going backwards in time, we see a Chicory/Douglas Squirrel, a pretty snow scene, a small bird braving cold temperatures and then a visit by our resident lady grouse (this taken in the fall, but we hadn't been back to visit since before this date).
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