Friday, February 27, 2009


Last night, as the night before I did a 10pm round of our conifers, mainly the ones in the grove opposite The Mount. But I also checked the pines that surround the Redemptoristine Convent, especially where they slope down towards the river. All I saw were the gleaming red lights bouncing off our "curious noctural grazing deer". No Long nor Short Eared owls. No Saw Whets either. Fr. Gene has told me that the huge conifers between our two entrances along 9 W have "hosted owls" in past years. I will check tomorrow. There are mere patches of snow on our fields and meadows. I would like just one good week of snowshoeing. Let's see what the midnight brings.

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