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Thursday, September 24, 2009


Warblers have also returned to the park this week including a number of black-throated green and black-throated blue warblers.

Hummingbirds are still moving through central NY; we saw one at the feeder last night.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

They're Back!

The cairn builder or builders have returned. I noticed the large cairn a week or so ago but yesterday there were others. Maybe not quite as impressive as those of Andy Goldsworthy but still a joy to see up ahead on the trail.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

First Up

First up was a team of Belgians. They were followed by twenty-one teams including Belgians, black Percherons, one team of Shires and for the first time in several years, one team of gray Percherons, my favorites.

Both the Shires and and the Grays added a pair to compete along with eleven other teams in the eight-horse hitch event. I loved every minute of it: more than 150 draft horses, more than 600 horseshoes going clop, clop, clop on the pavement and who knows-how-many pounds of tack jingle-jangling.

Congratulations to Windermere Farms of Defiance, Ohio and their magnificent black Percherons who won again this year.