Friday the trips start their return to 4th Debsconeag Lake. Trillium is on their last night at Lobster lake, they will drive themselves home tomorrow afternoon. Clintonia had to adjust their campsite last night due to the wind, today they should have had a great tailwind to get themselves from Boom House, near Chesuncook, to Gero Island and then to Cuxabexis Stream take out where they get picked up on Friday. We shuttled the Corydalis group today and they were in FANTASTIC spirits. Northstars are experiencing a solo tonight. I hope they are getting treated to the same bright moon we have over 4th Debsconeag lake. In camp we are putting in our very own compost bin, so that we can save carrying out compost in to the farmers. We can use it here with our own herb gardens in the future. We are extra challenged here not just by our distant location, but also by the fact that we are on a preserve, so everything we do must not alter property. Our plants are in removable barrels or cedar box. We have some compost in anaerobic barrels- and they are steaming! We are off the grid-solar panels and propane back up are how we power ourselves. The moon is full tomorrow, it is bold and bright this evening. The loons have been out fishing in our cove. How many of you have heard the cry of the loon? or seen them dive and swim under water for what seems endless minutes? The hummingbirds adorn our flora and feeders. Have you heard the whirl of their wings? How many of us have ducked due to the loud sound, only to discover it was such a small animal making that sound. So much of nature is close to us up here. We look forward to the return our the trippers over the nest several days. Don’t forget to check the flickr site for more photos, and check back often, since we’ll post images as trips come in!