Yeah, it's been a long time since I've posted anything except for EFRC updates. Yeah, it's because I'm depressed.
I went out to walk at Homer Lake. I haven't been there in a few weeks. At the start of my walk, parking at the north boat ramp, there was excessive mowing in the meadow area as the trail went south, which was upsetting, but it became horrifying as moved toward the pine grove and found that they'd torn out a whole lot of woody growth, down to the bare dirt with bits of wood scattered over it. Some of what they killed was just honeysuckle thickets, but they also took out a fair number of pine trees in the pine grove. They left a thin screen of honeysuckles to hide the scar from the path, but the trail of destruction went on for hundreds of yards.
I walked a long way, down around Collins Pond and then finishing the loop around the whole lake. It's dry enough that there's too little water flowing out the spillway to be hypnotizing. It was a good walk, without further destruction, but I didn't see much to pull me out of my own reverie. The birds were definitely taking the afternoon off.