Posted by Jerry Havel, Pineridge Grouse Camp on 10th Aug 2016

Rain Rain and Wind Go Away, Please!!!!

How does the song go, rain rain go away, come back some other day.  We need to add wind wind go away until October, at night to blow the leaves away.  If you can tell with the first few lines of this blog we have been hit hard with rain and wind at.  So much in fact I'm waiting for my logger buddy to come haul some of the big pines that were uprooted in the wind.  Mother Nature had enough of these 80-100 majestic trees that we named the camp after.  We still have plenty left but the power to uproot these beast is truly amazing.

What does this mean for the birds since we are up 18% according to the DNR?  Very good I think.  The last few years have been pretty dry in the fall and with low numbers made the birds tough to locate.  For both the woodcock and grouse, plenty of water means healthy birds, lots of bugs, worms, berries, acorns and other food sources.  Especially this time a year when broods are growing leaps and bounds with such abundant food options.  Plus, we had a very good spring where the rains did not appear to wash outsets or young chicks.  



The sign of grouse habitat.

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