Short and sweet.

It was another morning in paradise, the cormorant was on the pond, a few birds were chirping, the crickets were singing, and this little guy, who we may have seen before, seemed beside himself with curiosity about me. For all I know, maybe he just wanted to play, and as before, he would approach me cautiously, bobbing his head around, and then scamper away. He repeated that twice before he must have had enough and simply tucked back into the woods as though this happens every day. I sure wouldn’t mind if it did.

The cicadas have been singing less lately, and I’ve been finding them laying on the parkway more frequently, too. Perhaps they are nearing the end of their season.

The other big news of the morning is that I finally scored my first can of park beer! It was hiding in the bushes along the river trail just south of the falls. I figured it was empty as I reached in for it, and you can imagine my surprise when I first felt the weight of it. The date on the bottom says “Aug3120” so it should still good, right? We’ll know soon enough when Miller Time comes around later this afternoon.

Finally, thanks to all of you who signed the petition to keep the parkway through Estabrook Park closed to motorized traffic. We’ve already got 133 signatures! Woo Hoo! If you didn’t get a chance to sign yet, it’s still not too late.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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