On Shadowbrook we came across Chum Chum the forest observer before getting to the first small tree across the trail.
Fairly easy even with hand saws and in 2 cuts it was cleared.
Firs at Slippery Rock
After taking care of the lower part of the park we headed out to Basin Trail to do brushing. For a change we didn't picked August and the heat to work in this sunny area. We worked on removing leaves and debris from the inside of the trail.
Redwoods on Basin Trail
Not a bad place to take a call
Moss covered Redwood
We put in 77 volunteer hours today and with a total of 780 for the year we will be close to breaking 1000 hours for 2012. I would like to thank Tom, Dale P., Josh, Dale S., Peter, Michele, Gene, Fran, Janette, and new member Amanda.
On another note, the founder of the BBVTC, Bob Kirsch, is turning 90 on the 21st and a few people will be paying him a visit in Bend, Oregon. For those of us who cannot make it here's a greeting for the crew.
See you on the trails
Birds of the Day
1 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
1 Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
1 Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
4 Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
1 Common Raven (Corvus corax)
4 Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
5 Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta Canadensis)
1 Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
2 Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)
6 Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate)
1 Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
4 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])
2 Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)
1 Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)