After our mild, humid and very wet Summer, its now drying out a bit. With our friable, granitic soils, I’m sure a lot of us would love a solid downpour (if its not asking too much!). We’ve had mild sunny days for several weeks now and there’s a chill in the air once the sun gets low. But there’s still enough warmth for a good deal of daytime flying insect activity, as I noticed on a late-afternoon walk in April.
Granite boulders in the forest are still clothed in cloaks of moss (haven’t dried out all summer) and the last rays of sun highlight an eagle nest in the top of the tallest tree in the forest.