Thursday, May 27, 2010

Planting trees

Had a great morning hiking in the wet grass and marsh areas around Waseca for my section of the BBA. I only got through part of it because I'm such a beginner that it takes me longer to identify the birds. Besides, it was such a great time to enjoy the birds.

Then went out and planted about 20 trees on the land by Afton State Park. My thought process to determine where to place the trees: where might they grow successfully? is there enough water? is there too much sun in the heat of the day? where to to give them room to grow and still preserve the prairie?

Saw a couple of wildflowers growing: bergamot, false indigo. Found orioles, wood ticks, and a pheasant.

By the time I had finished planting, it was too hot to run hills.