Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Hot And Humid Weather Finally Breaks

This morning, it was 65 on the deck instead of 72. At 3:30, the temperature on the deck is 75 instead of 84. The trend is forecast to continue, with morning lows around 60 and afternoon highs around 78. It’s … Continue reading

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Request For Comment On Forest Service Special Use Permit Applications Due By August 6

I apologize for getting this posted so late. I had some technical issues with the website last week. There are special use permit requests for (1) Guided hunting and fishing trips, (2) a bicycle race with 300 participants, and (3) … Continue reading

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Katydids, Red Admirals, the Female Diana, And A Whole Lot Of Rain

I’v been a bit indisposed lately – apparently I ate some bad shellfish in celebration of my birthday – so just a brief report headed into the weekend. The katydids have started singing in the evening in the past two … Continue reading

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The Last Of The Old Manned Fire Towers

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/03/wildfire-lookout-california-mt-tamalpais

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Rising Water Levels Threaten Florida Keys

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/24/florida-keys-climate-change-sea-level-rise

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Rhododendron In Bloom

I was up Rock Creek Road to the check station the other day, and some rhododendron is in bloom along the creek. I wasn’t able to tell whether it was coming or going, but I suspect that it is just … Continue reading

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Great American Outdoors Act Spending

From The Hill’s Overnight Energy newsletter: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/556755-white-house-requests-28-billion-in-great-american-outdoors-act?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=39602

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Biden Suspends Oil Leases

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/01/biden-suspends-oil-drilling-leases-alaska-arctic-refuge-trump-era

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Follow Up To Heirloom Apple Project AT GMREC

Ray Covington sent around an update on the heirloom apple project, which has gotten a lot of publicity. As you can see, there is also bad news for the local apple industry: Good morning everyone, I know I said I … Continue reading

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Laurel Is In Bloom

Most of the laurel is in full bloom. I have not seen any rhodendron in bloom yet.

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