Tuesday, July 26, 2005

BMB05/24 Big Bear 25th July 2005

After a slow start, collecting MrsM from Yucca and Margaret from Landers – and touring the spread – we arrived at the Discovery Centre to find Sig and Rick waiting patiently.

Thirty species of birds and a wonderful variety of flowers - and in some abundance. We found a good spot alongside the lake for watching shore birds and saw striking White-faced Ibis in breeding plumage.

We had a fine day, covering much of Big Bear and saw

We found a pair of Grey Squirrels desperate to ensure a growing population and judging by their tenacity they should have no problem.

A wonderful day with temperatures in the low 70s and a great performance by our all round team. Margaret led and listened, Sig did the stand-up comic, MrsM did a strip of sorts, and your scribe drove over a road that Margaret described as ‘easy’ – to Bluff Lake!.

All in all a fine day and some want to repeat in August.

Don’t forget Oak Glen Monday 1st August. Meet at Denny’s I10/Indian at 7.30am for car-pooling; bring water and a snack.

If you let me know you plan to join us, it would help me………….bb