SEEING RED. Besides last night’s radar, there is a good deal of red on the landscape. Sumac in draws is starting to turn, berries on buffaloberry bushes are a beacon to birds. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Rolling in Red. A Buffaloberry bush bursts with late-summer color thanks to a bumper crop of berries.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 9/4 – Cooldown. Hi 70, Lo 55, Wind N@20, G30.
Tomorrow: Wed 9/5 – Still Chill. Hi 68, Lo 46, Wind NtoE@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:04AM 4:46PM 8:53AM 9:23PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (32% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00 – 9:00PM. Sunset away from the front will be your best bet as winds subside some in the Edge Hour.
ABOUT RIGHT. It’s a bumper crop of buffalo berries on the plains this year, and conditions must have been just right to produce many of the now bright-red boughs on these thorny bushes. Here’s a great read from South Dakota magazine on these berries, which are normally for the birds, and how they can be processed and their symbolism to the author.
RUN WITH IT. DEO’s Nick Simonson shares the key factors to a great dove hunt in this week’s installment of The Run Down at Runnings.com. Load up and head out before the birds group up and take off round about October!
HANDCLAP. While you’re eagerly awaiting the results of the roadside brood counts, check in with the NDG&F Dept. on how those numbers come to be. View this week’s North Dakota Outdoors to start your short week and learn the details on how roadside surveys are conducted.