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Condition Monitoring Report  
Station Number: CAN-QC-69
Station Name: Frelighsburg 10.3 E - Mount Pinnacle Land Trust
Report Date: 1/25/2023
Submitted: 1/25/2023 1:29 PM
Scale Bar: Mildly Wet
Perpetually overcast. Light snowfall or flurry almost every day. Greenhouse in Bedford complaining about lack of sun slowing the growth of lettuce and other plants and can't keep up with demand. Looks like lettuce will be expensive for the next few weeks. :::: Snowpack ~20 cm with high water content ~30 mm. Three layers, varying spatially because of ~2cm undulations in snowpack caused by past thaws: 1) 10 cm of new powder on top; 2) 5 cm mixed granulated powder layer caused by melt/freeze cycle of past two weeks; 3) 5 cm granular base covered by increasingly hard crust that builds with every thaw/freeze cycle. Wildlife (deer, squirrels) having to exert small effort dig through crust to get at food at surface. Red squirrels have remained very active all winter so far, exiting the pines, oaks, and butternut trees to raid my compost pile and competing for it tenaciously. Grey squirrels and chipmunks nowhere to be found. Fewer blue jays than usual around compost. Deer tracks are everywhere, especially in the hemlock bush on the back of the property, but three of them slept on the lawn near the rain gauge last night. Cat brought in a white-footed mouse  (Peromyscus leucopus) two nights ago when I let him out for 30 minutes.  
Categories: General Awareness
Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality