Summer is officially here!!!

Our wildlife tree monitoring program is now wrapping up with only one cavity nesting bird (a Chestnut-backed Chickadee) still in its nest. There were a total of 16 active wildlife trees this year: Red-breasted Sapsuckers (10), Red-breasted Nuthatches (2), Chestnut-backed Chickadee (1), Northern Flicker (1), Hairy Woodpecker (1) and Brown Creeper (1). The blowdown has definitely impacted the forest birds and the variety of birds seen on Limestone daily has now increased. To study the change in forest over time, we have set up six locations that we will photograph annually. We have already noticed a significant change in the past two years as a result of the open forest and the increase in light.