DUST DOWN. It’ll be a stretch of damp days heading into the back half of the week, which will keep the flowers growing. That’s good for our pollinator friends, which we cover in today’s Outdoors Roundup along with a love-drunk deer and some tips for keeping public lands clean.
Featured Photo: Fuzzy Buzzy. A bumblebee bounces around some flowers. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 6/18 – Washout – Hi 64, Lo 54, Wind SE@11, G22, .4” Rain
Tomorrow: Thu 6/19 – Damp Again – Hi 70, Lo 54, Wind W@11, G22, .5” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:44PM 7:52AM 3:25AM 3:50PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Moonset following sunrise before the heavier rains will be your best bet in today’s Edge Hour.
IT’S POLLINATOR WEEK! You get a pollinator, and you get a pollinator, and YOU get a pollinator! The FWS details all the excitement surrounding the resurgence of conservation programs that help not only bees and butterflies but bucks and birds as well.
PACK IT UP, PACK IT IN. The NDG&F Dept. stresses the importance of keeping WMAs and other public lands clean during the important early summer season, while young wildlife are growing. Regulations for public use areas, such as sandbars on the Missouri River, also prohibit the possession of glass bottles.
YOUNG BUCK. An extremely odd interaction making its way around social media details the amorous advances of a forkhorn whitetail buck and a young lady. “This is getting weird” at -1:30 hardly covers it.