The rivers in Rhode Island are full; gushing, flowing, cascading and rushing. Bringing relief after two dry springs. This is a change that also bodes well for a natural fungus and a virus that need moisture to become active and destroy those vile gypsy moth caterpillars that defoliated more than a quarter of a million acres of forest last year.
The last time I hiked this trail, the river was reduced to a trickle.
As I walked through the woods, I kept thinking how wonderful it would be to have a cabin – or even a tent – next to the river so I could listen to that wonderful sound all the time.
We needed this. I understand people complaining about rain when there is flooding, but there hasn’t been any here. So please stop and just appreciate all the water.
Should be a nice green summer . . . .
If it doesn’t turn hot and dry like it did this week…
Beaver habitat is growing in Cumberland. A young pair built a lodge on Long Brook last fall VERY near my home. The brook defines our property line, but is becoming Long Pond! New water fowl have appeared, and the redwing black birds are back after an absence of many years. I won’t make you jealous by telling you about the pair of Baltimore Orioles building their nest directly outside my 2nd floor bedroom window . . . I believe they are brooding now. So, no more brook sounds, but lots of new and interesting ones to take their place. 🙂 PS, higher water table = perpetual water in basement 😦
Oh that’s too bad about the water in the basement. I do like beavers though.