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Thomas Berriman <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 17:15:24 -0400
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Stopped at Moose Bog this morning to check the progress of the new Boardwalk
& viewing platform being built by the Youth Conservation Corps from North
Woods Stewardship Center. Vermont Fish & Wildlife approved the plan & came
up with the majority of the funding. The older 'boardwalk' close to the Rte.
105 end has been removed and that area will get a chance to rehab. The new
boardwalk is another couple hundred yards away from the original at the
eastern end of the pond. Hopefully this will funnel visitors to this new
location and keep folks off the wetter areas of the bog itself.


A few snap shots of the progress at:


Nice day to be visiting as I had 3 Black-backed woodpeckers, 3 Gray Jays, 1
Boreal Chickadee, 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and found a very young
juvenile Spruce Grouse followed by an adult female followed by an adult male
who was displaying the entire time. First time I'd seem this and the
juvenile was so young I wondered if this was a second brood?? Don't believe
there were any other juveniles with these three. The male was actually
hanging out with the juvenile while the female leaped several inches up to
snag wild blueberries from branches.



Tom Berriman