2013 – looking back

Following is a slideshow of some of the photos that were used as headers on this website in 2013. There are over 200 photos, so if you’d rather browse through the thumbnails, instead of going through the entire slideshow, CLICK HERE.

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Cat Fight with the USDA

Over the last few years, the Bent Tree Board of Directors has voluntarily entered into several contractual agreements with the USDA.  The contracted projects included deer spotlight surveys, deer culls, and Canada Goose removal.

  • Lately, the USDA has been in the news for another animal management issue.
  • Click here for the story.
  • Click here for the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling.

Note: The cat in the photo above has nothing to do with the Hemingway cats story.  It just showed up on a trailcam in Bent Tree in November…never saw the cat before, and have not seen it since.

It’s a wild, wild life

Today’s post is a recap of several previous posts that contain pictures of the wildlife here in beautiful Bent Tree. Click the following post titles to see the photos:

Bent Tree Goose Roundup

There is definitely less wildlife at Lake Tamarack today. Bent Tree dollars were at work yesterday for “goose removal”, performed by the USDA. Click here for previous posts on geese.

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June 18, 2012 - Goose roundup at the Bent Tree beach - 8:11 a.m.

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June 18, 2012 - USDA at work in Bent Tree

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June 18, 2012 - beach at Lake Tamarack

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June 18, 2012 - by 9:00 a.m. there was no sign of the USDA or the geese

June 18, 2012 - Nothing left but some feathers - 6:00 p.m.

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June 18, 2012 - No geese in sight - 6:00 p.m.

They grow up so fast

Bent Tree’s 2012 budget includes forest management funds for “goose removal”. I have no idea if any geese have been removed to date. Following are a few pictures of Canada Geese at Bent Tree – photos taken May 18th, 29th & 30th:

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May 18, 2012 - Proud parents with four goslings

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May 29, 2012 - the young ones have grown a lot in 11 days