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Archive for April, 2013

Old Man’s Timber Woodland Walk – May 11th

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

I wanted to let all of you know that Miechelle and I will be hosting a woodland wildflower walk on Saturday May 11th, from 9:00 – noon.  The event is being organized by the Johnson County Heritage Trust, but all are welcome to join the informal walk.  We will be especially fortunate to have many […]

Owl’s Nest Lost (and other flood observations)

Posted on April 21st, 2013

Well, it was quite a week last week.  Heavy rain over eastern Iowa resulted in river and stream flooding at several locations.  Wednesday morning, intense rainfall dropped around 3″ of rain in the Iowa City area, with another 2.5″ overnight.  Old Man’s Creek rose to bank full by Wednesday evening, and then came up another […]

A Few Wildflowers Blooming

Posted on April 16th, 2013

Old Man’s Timber is our “Happy Place”, however, we have been working pretty hard this spring with the TSI work, prescribed burning, and our recent seedling planting.  This Sunday Miechelle, Michael and I planted about 190 seedlings in around four hours.  Good thing we were at our Happy Place, or that would have started to […]

Three’s Company

Posted on April 15th, 2013

It has been a few weeks since I posted when the owlets hatched, so thought I would share the latest news regarding their development.  I am happy to report that all three owlets are growing and appear to be doing well.  This is great news to Miechelle and me, as last year, only one of […]

Prescribed Burn – Better Luck

Posted on April 10th, 2013

On Saturday April 6th, I planned to try another prescribed burn at Old Man’s Timber.  As I was planning my day, I checked the Weather Channel to check the wind, temperature and precipitation forecast for the day.  I noticed there was a fire/wind alert for the day.  The alert stated that warming temperatures, low humidity […]