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אפריל 18, 2020

April 18-19 - Wasatch Hollow Nature Preserve and Open Space

April 18-19 2020

Wasatch Hollow Nature Preserve and Open Space – Journal

Spring has arrived in the Hollow – even temperatures have been colder than normal in the past few days. A few mornings this week have had the low temperatures either below or at freezing levels (32 F).

The days are longer with daylight going from 6:43 am to 8: 10 pm with about 13 hours and 28 minutes of sunlight. The sun is about 60 degrees altitude and crosses the sky at a higher arc and the weather forecast calls for the rest of April to be unsettled, but warmer for the next 10 days.

The Annual Honesty plants are blooming as well as the multitude of Plum trees in the Wasatch Hollow Open space. Again, I assume the land was used as a large fruit orchard that ran parallel with Emigration Creek – given the amount of older Plum trees in the area. I have been observing Mallards (drakes and hens) swimming in the creek for the past two weeks – and I assume they are nesting in the area.

Near the Open Space area, there are a pair of Cooper’s Hawks nesting and I see them almost every day – perched in the same trees – or with one in the nest.

The creek is running high due to recent rains and snow melt.

פורסם ב אפריל 18, 2020 01:36 אחה"צ על־ידי hawksthree hawksthree | 7 תצפיות | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה