Black-Eyed Susan along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Black-Eyed Susan along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Monday, January 30, 2012

Twitter update

This blog now has a Twitter update gaget on the right side of the screen.  I've made a Twitter post every day since Jan. 20.  Not many followers at this point. We'll see what happens when we announce it in the next newsletter.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

There is a story in the Goshen News today about the donation of 2.04 acres in Middlebury from Jerry and Marie Corliss to the Friends of Middlebury Parks. This land is behind the Chalet Party Shop and adjacent to the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and Krider World's Fair Garden park. At this time, there is no decision on how the land will be used, but it will at the very least increase the park land adjacent to the Pumpkinvine -- a great gift to the Middlebury community and the trail. Does anyone have a picture of this area?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Friends of the Pumpkinvine twitter account

Friends o Pumpkinvine Nature Trail have had a Twitter account for some time: @fopnt. We have not publicized it because we weren't sure how useful it would be. What would we tweet about? We'd be interested to know if our blog and Facebook fans thinks it would be useful and, if so, how it would be useful. We can think of one use, i.e., posting useful links, but that works on Facebook, too. Give us your feedback on the value of Twitter for trail advocates.

One use I did think of is posting notes about trail conditions. For example, it's too wet or there is a tree down at mile 2 or look for the Trillium wildflowers between CR 33 and the open field to the west.