Monday, May 21, 2007

Odds and Ends

Just a couple of quick notes as I've been thoroughly "swamped" of late.

First, some exciting news on the bird front. We had three scarlet tanangers at our house over the weekend. They perched on a tree immediately outside our window for a half hour (while the camera was in the car), and spent the better part of the weekend across the street and in the shrubs on our neighbors property. The picture above is disappointing considering that I was staring at two males in a tree six feet out my window for 5-10 minutes.

Also, if you have never seen it before, check out the NH Audubon Society's Peregrine Falcon camera here: A chick hatched a week or so ago so it has been interesting to check in from time to time and see how they are doing.

Second, the Newington Conservation Commission voted to try to negotiate a conservation easement for the Boiling Springs prime wetland. I put together a supplemental package for the Commission's meeting on May 10, 2007 that you can download here. There is a plan from the registry of deeds showing the property with the wetland, an aquifer map from a USGS Study that shows a high transmissivty aquifer is the source of the Boiling Springs wetland, as well as some pictures I took from the Arboretum Drive side of the property of turtles in the wetland.

Lastly, I'd like to ask that anyone feel free to post comments on any subject in response to this thread. I'll give off-hand and occasionally accurate responses as occasion allows.


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