No mouse in the trap this morning. Have I finally caught them all? None in the van either. 4:45 p.m.: Decided to hike up to Bob’s Pond just to check on things. I didn’t see any birds at first, but then a single DUCK flushed. On my way back down, I decided to take the weedy driveway instead of the trail so I could look for CLOSED GENTIANS. Spotted a tall, totally visible one within ten steps of the top of the driveway. Farther along, near one of my white flags, I found a cluster of seven, with another cluster of eight a few steps away, and another of at least eight in a few more steps. By the time I got to the next flag, I had lost count. So I would say CLOSED GENTIANS are thriving here.

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