This afternoon Virginia and I took a late stroll down to W 3rd. As you may know, I have been following the nesting of our resident fish. A few weeks ago I posted a story about longear sunfish and their spawning beds in the creek. Today I found sunfish still tethered to their beds. I wonder when we can expect to see young.
My first impression? We need rain. The creek is retreating into its deepest holes. Fish, snakes, and turtles are crowded into the remaining pools. We are not as desperate as last summer, but I fear that by August we could be in the midst of another severe drought. Mourning doves were cooing their ways to water. Pray for a tropical storm.