Meanwhile on the North Fork.............

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:54 am

Police have already blocked S Jamesport Ave at Main so I had to detour all the way to Laurel to turn south after going to the Post Office.

Traffic was crawling thru the intersection because of all the police cars flashing their lights.
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 am

All hail the 2019 Strawberry Queen!! :notworthy:

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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:59 am

But let us not forget past glories-

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:00 pm

Sign at our local distillery-

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Shopping for a new bird bath. A neighbor's tree fell on the old one over the winter.

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:45 am

The cat and I are sitting on the porch watching a light rain. In the distance we hear the dulcet sounds of a jack hammer. Makes a change from the usual sounds of lawnmowers.

Many noisey turkeys this year. The reintroduction seems to be a success.

Turkeys are gregarious birds. They travel in groups called "rafters" in search of food.

Have not seen any Guinea fowl this year. The winter was cold and the spring has been wet. Those are not good conditions for Guinea fowl to breed.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm

Some good news. As with turkeys the most important step in getting the population to increase has been to forbid hunting.

Long Island’s River otter population is on the rise

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Factors including unregulated trapping, water pollution and habitat loss are believed to be responsible for the otter’s disappearance from places like Long Island by 1800. But conservation laws enacted in the twentieth century — such as a ban on otter trapping from 1936 to 1945 — enabled what was left of otter populations to expand and recolonize.

Otters are difficult to locate in the wild, so the best way to measure their presence is by the number of so-called otter latrines in a particular location, Mr. Bottini said.

:snippity:

In 2008, Mr. Bottini and a team of volunteers surveyed 143 areas and found 22 otter latrine sites. Compare that to 2018, when a survey of 168 areas across Long Island revealed 77 latrine sites

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The Arshamomaque Preserve in the unincorporated part of Greenport is the No. 1 one spot in the region for otter sightings, Mr. Bottini said.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:07 pm

Otters!!!!! Turkeys!!!! North Fork bliss!
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:10 pm

While reading the original book "Good Omens" came upon this sentence. ;)
Anathema didn’t only believe in ley-lines, but in seals, whales, bicycles, rain forests, whole grain in loaves, recycled paper, white South Africans out of South Africa, and Americans out of practically everywhere down to and including Long Island.
Gaiman, Neil. Good Omens (p. 134). William Morrow. Kindle Edition.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:40 am

It has been raining for days. Today is warm and sunny and also Saturday so‐

The yards are alive,
With the sounds of lawnmowers....


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:51 am

Lawnmowers have not stopped yet. :(
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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:53 am

I really don’t get why people don’t use push lawn mowers. Good exercise. Pleasant mechanical clipping sound. Very retro.

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:57 pm

NoFo update-

The South Jamesport Post Office remains closed. Almost 2 months now.

Plants getting bigger. :)

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Herbs.

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Side garden with neighbor mowing lawn in distance.

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Giant hostas.

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Took a walk down to the bay.

Another McMansion. :cry:

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Foundation going in for yet another McMansion.

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:16 pm

Still listening to lawnmowers. :crying:
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:22 am

Sunday morning. Still listening to lawnmowers.
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:07 am

Thousands of people pay big money for vacation homes on the North Fork just so they can come here on weekends and mow their lawns. ;)
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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:33 am

Volkonski wrote:
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Thousands of people pay big money for vacation homes on the North Fork just so they can come here on weekends and mow their lawns. ;)
How many lawns are there???

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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:21 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
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Volkonski wrote:
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Thousands of people pay big money for vacation homes on the North Fork just so they can come here on weekends and mow their lawns. ;)
How many lawns are there???
Here just in the area that used to be the Methodist Campgrounds (which is roughly 1000' by 1300') I count 29.

Our cottage is almost in the exact center of this. ;)
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 pm

Lawns all mowed. Now listening to low-flying aircraft taking 1%ers back to Manhattan.
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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:44 am

Monday morning. No lawnmowers. No aircraft.

I hear birds singing.

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:51 am

Why have folks not adopted to technology and get their lawns mowed automated for the weekends?

like Best robot lawn mower 2019: robot mowers to cut the grass as you chill

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:21 pm

After 3 sunny days the heavens have opened and heavy rain falls on the NoFo.

Crosses "water plants" off to do list. :)
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:21 pm
After 3 sunny days the heavens have opened and heavy rain falls on the NoFo.

Crosses "water plants" off to do list. :)
:think: :shock: Just had this image of water lapping at the porch of villa V. and water plants floating along :doh:

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:21 pm
After 3 sunny days the heavens have opened and heavy rain falls on the NoFo.

Crosses "water plants" off to do list. :)
:think: :shock: Just had this image of water lapping at the porch of villa V. and water plants floating along :doh:
Hoping that it doesn't come to that. :-D
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:10 pm

Fog!
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