Fire Alert, Sparrows, Thrashers and Vireos
Love resonates lightly across the Forest as Nature reveals her Heart. ~ Lee Hiller
Pretty birds sent us off into the hot humid Forest and were there to greet us on our return. I am so thankful for their strength and beauty…
During the extreme heat I have formed a new appreciation for the words “North Face”, on the park trails it translates into comforting coolness. Bird song echoes softly in the high canopy of the shaded side of the mountains. The last bastion of relief the leaves flicker on the light breezes along the trail. Even on the hottest days it is hard to stay away from the Forest.
It feels like late August in the Forest. The under growth is already receding and the usually abundant wildflowers are a rare sight. Today the state is issuing a wildfire alert as we head into ten days of 100+ temperatures. So I am implementing my personal don’t hike in when you don’t know an alternate way out rule.
Please do not smoke in Arkansas Forests the fire risk is VERY HIGH
because we are struggling through drought conditions.
Near the free flowing water fountain at the edge of the Forest I smell Deer musk. It appears they cannot resist the lure of fresh water. Please consider leaving a fresh bucket of water each day in your yard or on a balcony to help the wildlife.
Love to ALL!