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Had an enjoyable birding trip to Gilmore Ponds, but was disappointed to see that Metro Parks of Butler County is cultivating honeysuckle on the preserve. It is almost impossible to see into the various areas, such as South Pond, North Woods or Smartweed Flats because of the large crop of honeysuckle growing along the dike system.

    comment on May 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm by Mike Busam :

    George, I wish I knew you were in town. I’d have loved to visit Gilmore Ponds with you. MP has actually done some fairly extensive clearing along the Symmes Road dike and the woods immediately off the parking lot there, as well as around West Pond in the past two years or so. Some if this is simply to deter people from using the area as a dating spot. But otherwise, honeysuckle remains an issue in other areas, as you will well remember. But how about the water pipes along the canal and the ice pond, which were installed by the city of Hamilton?

    comment on May 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm by george sadler :

    I wish you could have been with us. We posted on the sightings log. It was pretty good day. We just got back from Lake Erie on a birding trip. We stopped in to see Becker, but he was out of town. We are headed to Nashville and from there back home to Fl. We go up to the lake every couple of years

    comment on May 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm by Mike Busam :

    Safe travels! You’re missed.

    Take care,

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