Spring Cattails–Outdoor Hour Challenge

2011 Spring Series – Spring Cattail Observations

This is our one Year return to our favorite easy to access cattail spot.  Last year we found Snakes, this year we found some sort of Eggs.  It has been raining the last 30+ days straight, so the water was a lot more clear and higher this year. We noticed that it seemed to have more cattails there than last year.  The boys cut down quite a few “tails” to use for torches. Last year we could only get 4-5, this year they have armfuls and we didn’t make a dent.  We went between rain blasts, but would like to walk the adjoining trail again soon.

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Here is our study from Spring 2010

2554230385_267cdef370_mSchedule for Spring 2011

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4 Responses to Spring Cattails–Outdoor Hour Challenge

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  2. Anni says:

    Weird. Snake eggs?! I don’t think I would’ve known what those were if I’d seen them!

  3. So what do you think made the difference between last year and this? the rain? We have had a terrific amount of rain but it has been cold and the cattails are not nearly as far along as last year. I am hoping when the temperatures warm up we will see a return of our cattails.

    What interesting eggs! Did you discover what they were?

    Thanks for sharing your link with the OHC. I always enjoy seeing what you and your boys are up to. 🙂

    • pebblekeeper says:

      Last year was REALLY dry compared to this year. It also froze last year, froze the lake out about 100 yards or so. This morning has been the first real freeze we have had. I’m hoping the mosquittos got the message to vacate today. 😉 One thing I just thought of, is that the city put a sidewalk on the other side of the street. I wonder without the foot traffic, of people have not knocked down the stands of wintered cattails on that side. As far as growth, the greens seem to be the same, same amount, just a couple of clumps, same growth.

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