Hello Bog Friends,
The continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and societal upheaval is still with us. In these times, it is important that we stay informed and involved, but also grounded. In this regard, please be reminded that the Bog is still here and going about its daily tasks and seasonal business.
Please consider this missive as an attempt to maintain our connection with you and to also reinforce your connection to the Bog. Here is the latest update on Bog happenings:
Our two adult Bald Eagles have not followed through with nesting despite having built a massive nest. Nonetheless, they are clearly very bonded and spend almost all the time together in the vicinity of their Mud Lake nest. It is likely that they will be back next year to nest in earnest!
Meanwhile, the Summer “Big Top” show is in full swing! The Bog is very much alive with buzzings, hummings, tweets, croakings, night hoots, and raucous dawn choruses. Wood ducklings, tadpoles, and bird hatchlings are an essential part of the cast while insects of every conceivable ilk occupy center stage. All sorts of juvenile animals have been cast in “walk on” roles.
Pictured above Left to Right: White Tail Deer Fawn, Raccoon offspring, American Coot and chicks
The plant world, the underwriter and producer of the whole production, has created a set exploding with flowers and buds, sprouts and seedlings, and tantalizing scents. Pollinators are busy nonstop with props, dance scenes, and solos and choruses.
Pictured Left: Michigan Lily
Once again, please be reminded that we at the Friends of the Cedarburg value you and your continuing support of our programs and our mission. Although it is unlikely that we will be able to host in person events this summer, we will continue to bring you images of life in the Bog through our YouTube Channel and social media outlets.
Our Annual Membership Event will be held virtually in September.
Stay tuned for updates in the next month with more details!
We hope all is well with you and yours.
Stay in touch!
On behalf of the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog Board of Directors,
John O’Donnell, Education and Events Chairperson