A rustle in the brush. A slight disturbance in the water… One of the raccoons that invade our neighborhood each night.
Until the other day, we had not seen any signs of mammal activity at the Watson Hollow pond. One morning we observed what looked like a mink swim out of the cattails and across the pond. That was exciting.
Mink running along the bank of the Watson Hollow pond. 2008
We have not seen any otters at Watson Hollow going on two summers. Watson Hollow was dredged about 18 months ago and that may have something to do with the change in wildlife activity here.
Approximately nine otters enjoying the waters of a Watson
Hollow pond one week after a fire blackened an adjoining field.
Interestingly, the otters’ toilet area was not burned. 16 Aug 2007
Nature is not static and changes will always occur but it seems we tend to get upset when those changes happen during our lifetime.
The race is on at Watson Hollow Gastropod Course. Call your own race.
Due to the replacement of an old bridge where these swallows nested, the birds have begun to build nests under the eaves of nearby homes. This was filmed 27 Mar 2008. Home owners have resorted to nest destruction and hanging strips Mylar under the eaves. The swallows have returned again this year.
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By Tony Single
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