Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Sunny day

Nice one right from the start today.

At 7:30 am, it is 53.8 degrees and rising.
57% humidity and rising
The barometer is 30.03 inches of mercury and steady under clear blue skies
There is no measurable wind.
The fire danger remains HIGH, with parts of Maine and coastly New Hampshire in VERY HIGH. This is early to be having such high fire warnings.
The NWS Boston forecasts Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

And speaking of fire danger: on this date in 1957, 12,500 acres of Miles Standish State Forest and surrounding communities were burned by wildfire. You can read a bit more about this fire by scrolling down here, and read about how they're preventing it from happening again here. And in one of the ironies of species management, you can read how scales, which are killing the red pines planted to replace the trees lost in 1957, may be doing us a favor in restoring habitat.  

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