Put-in-Bay’s cold air and hefty winds created amazing sculptures along the wall and grassy area across from Perry’s Victory today! The forecast continues with temperatures in the 30’sF for the remainder of the week.
Put-in-Bay slowly extricates itself from winter hibernation. It will be several more weeks before island activities warm up and visitors begin seasonal escapades. Meanwhile, a brilliant day proved just perfect for a ride on the Miller ferry, William Market. Lofty clouds looked like sea horses and lightning bolts, and ice along Mouse Island and Catawba’s shorelines appeared as bubble-wrap; icicles released their grasp on railings at Miller Boat Line’s Catawba dock.
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Put-in-Bay has received the brunt of a winter storm with flooding caused by an accumulated 1.5″ of rain today and strong NNW winds. At roughly 4:30pm, sleet and rain mixed with an already sloppy mess around South Bass Island. It was definitely a “hunker down” day, as Captain Billy Market warned! The following images reveal the sights from a road-trip from the middle of the island, along the West Shore, and around the harbor to Perry’s Monument. Click an image for the enlarged view.
Who says there isn’t a rite to spring? A powerful nor’easter hammers the Bass Islands today and the first return of buzzards is noted as well. Bob Bahney, of Peach Point, Put-in-Bay, recorded a wind strength of 42mph this morning. The mid-day temperature hovers at 35°F and, as of 11:40am, .45″ of rain has hit the turf.
Lake Erie Islands Conservancy is using Riverside Native Trees and Natives in Harmony for our native tree and plant sale. Buying and planting native trees and shrubs is a great way to provide quality habitat for the birds, butterflies, moths and other wildlife on the islands. We are promoting the planting of native trees and shrubs because our native animals are adapted to feeding on these plants and using them for shelter. By planting native species you are making your land more attractive to birds, bees, butterflies, moths and a host of other desirable species.
This year we will offer at least one wildflower that has been raised from South Bass Island seeds: hairy beardtongue!
Orders may be placed until May 1 and we will arrange a pick up on the island. For those on Middle Bass who wish to order, a pick up on Middle Bass will be set up as well. This fundraiser will be used to support the LEIC land preservation and restoration programs!
Click on the following link to review the native tree and plant sale order form: