I had a few pictures and a couple of pieces in the LJ recently. My last Nature's Notebook column is readable here with free registration.
The blooms of bloodroot have already come and gone, to be replaced by trillium and columbine and wild geraniums as the season advances. Marsh marigolds quiver like yolks in the swampland, and in deep secret places the tips of yellow lady-slippers have emerged from the fens and will grace the next few weeks in golden glory.
I also wrote a story about HVA's River adventure as canoists and kayakers travelled in sections of for the entire length from source to Sound.
The morning air on Sunday was crisp and clean as 14 canoes and kayaks began another day of the Housatonic River Adventure. Starting May 3, participants on this waterborne odyssey and those who have gathered with them along the route have celebrated the extraordinary work of local conservation groups to protect and care for the river.
Organized by the Housatonic Valley Association to commemorate its 70th anniversary, the River Adventure is a journey by expert paddlers from the source of the Housatonic River in Massachusetts through the Northwest Corner to Long Island Sound. Events have taken place all along the route to highlight the largely positive changes that are happening within the watershed in response to the commitment of many groups and individuals.