Red-Tailed Hawk along the PV

jdyoder Pumpkinvine News

I was exploring the construction between CR 35 and CR 37 on Friday, April 28 when I saw a huge hawk walking along the fence. It had to be one of the largest bird’s I’ve ever seen. I stopped and took a few photos. When I got close, it just hopped away, which I thought was unusual. I expected it …

Wildflowers are in bloom

jdyoder Pumpkinvine News

John Smith, who walked the section on April 16, said: “I counted 19 native species of wildflower in bloom today, including Wild Geranium, Rue Anemone, False Rue Anemone, Golden Ragwort, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and others.   Wildflowers are blooming approximately three weeks earlier this year than usual.  There will likely still be a good wildflower display at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29 for …

CR 35 to CR 37 – 04.04.2012

jdyoder Pumpkinvine News

The workers have laid down about .25 miles of  No. 53 gravel west of CR 37. It is the layer on to which they then put the asphalt. Surface prepared for asphalt

Remnants of the Valley Line Interurban

jdyoder Pumpkinvine News

Along the south boundary of the Pumpkinvine corridor you can see in several sections a raised roadbed that was the right of way of the Valley Line Interurban that ran between Elkhart and Shipshewana in the early 20th century. The picnic area in Bonneyville Mill Park called the Valley Line is another remnant of the line. I believe it ran …