Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Water Lilies Are Back!

The Water Lilies are back! Twenty years ago Lake Delavan went through a massive reclamation project because it was a dying lake. They dropped down the lake a few feet which meant that the entire bay on both sides of camp had NO water. We took the opportunity to deepen the bay on the north…
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Nature CSI Returns-Who killed Turtle?

Adult turtles are WELL PROTECTED with their hard shell. But they still occasionally fall prey to alligators, ospreys, crows, red-shouldered hawks, bald eagles, and especially raccoons. Their other big predator is people. It is not people in this case as a person would have eaten the turtle a little differently (no shell discarded on land…
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Dragon Flies Are Kool

They move so very fast and rarely alight on anything--I was very lucky to get such a good shot. I like the four wings and six legs. They are so beautiful with their interesting colors and patterns. This is the adult of the DRAGONFLY. Dragonflies and damselflies look similar--the way to tell the dragonfly from…
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Nature CSI-Who killed Turtle?

The crime scene...This painted turtle was found on the shore of the lake. Notice the white ball of stuff on the right next to the turtle. We will take a closer look at that next.What else can we gather...it is a female turtle because there is no indentation on the rear end of the bottom…
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Session Two–They Saw Their FIRST Deer

When I went to visit the two outdoor adventure groups on the south end of camp, the campers (AND staff) gave me an excited account of how EVERY morning they wake up and see a doe (female deer) and her two fawns (baby deer). "AND," they tell me, "they are THIS close! See, here are…
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Session Two–Super Saturday

The weekend is always exciting at Summer Camp. We throw away the daily schedule and do special activities Saturday and Sunday.Saturday was Super Heros and Super Villians. The morning was SUPER HEROS and the afternoon was SUPER VILLIANS. The campers participated in a wide variety of super activities. That night they played HOUND AND HARE--the…
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