Monday, September 28, 2009
A Moose at Moreau!
This marshy shore along Mud Pond in Moreau Lake State Park
looks like the kind of place a moose would love.
My friend Sue Pierce e-mailed to tell me she saw a moose track today near Mud Pond in Moreau Lake State Park. I had heard one was seen last Saturday on a road that surrounds the park, and park staff told Sue that a cow and calf were seen on the beach of the lake. That is such exciting news! But isn't it just my luck that I'm tied up this week and can't get over there until Saturday. Maybe they'll still be around, although it's a huge park -- more than 4,000 forested and mountainous acres spanning both sides of the Hudson River -- so it would be easy to miss them. But I'll be on the lookout, that's for sure. The bulls are in rut about now, and I hear they can be kind of surly, so maybe I don't want to meet up with one, at least not in close quarters. If I do see one, I'll certainly post a blog about it. If I live to tell the tale.
Here's a sandy shore along Moreau Lake. For sure,
we'll be searching the sand for moose tracks.
In the meantime, I'm heading over to New Salem, MA, on Wednesday to visit relatives the rest of the week. Their home is near the Quabbin Reservoir, a beautiful woodsy protected area in central Massachusetts. I often find plants over there that I don't find here, so maybe I can fit in a little botanizing while away. Stay tuned.