Atsion: Eggs over easy

M1 Abrams

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May 4, 2023
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Circumstances allowed me to make a rare summer visit to Atsion on Wednesday. Walking along the trail by the lake, I came across some scattered egg shells.

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The hole was about five inches in diameter and three inches deep. Apparently something had gotten to the nest. (According to one Michigan website, over 90% of snapping turtle nests there are destroyed by predators before hatching. Perhaps the figures are different for smaller local turtles.)

Judging by the next picture, though, even egg-on-egg violence can't be ruled out...

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(Yes, that was a cheap joke, but this was the original position of these two egg shells.) Quickly moving forward, here are a few other pictures:


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Plants floating along the edge of the water.


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"Come into my parlor...don't mind the damp."


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Joel Embiid could have provided a better view of this secluded spung than yours truly could manage.


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This is my first blue flag iris. (Told you I don't get out much come summer.)


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I'm curious about these brown buds/nodules/whatever they are.


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Looking north across lake by 206.
 
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