It's been pretty quiet back there for the last couple weeks. All that's left of the big equipment are these tracks:
The ugly black plastic fencing still marks the edge of our property.
And the field looks clean-shaven, doesn't it?
Except these mounds, perhaps 4 feet high, still surround the field.
They're covered with weeds (mostly button weed, which grows FAST and TALL and has the softest leaves) and this mesh fabric. Beneath the mesh is a layer of straw, so I assume they've planted something. Native grasses and flowers? Potatoes? Who knows.
All I can tell you is that there's a LOT of mesh--this mound goes all the way down along that tree line.
Along one edge is the public snowmobile trail, already optimistically marked for winter. The trail used to cut straight across the length of this field. I wondered how they'd handle it. Now it appears to go along the edge.
You know that great big industrial-sized bridge they built across the creek? Gone now. Just a bunch of big rocks left behind. As you can see, the creek is still dry, which tells you how dry our weather has been this season. (This also adds to my confusion about the mold count being high. Can you have mold if it's dry?)
I found this all rather disappointing. I expected to see something more exciting after a summer's worth of heavy equipment moving around back there. This field is eerily lifeless. I didn't even see a mosquito or a bird fly past.
There you have it. Wetland mitigation project phase II. I'll keep you updated if/when anything more happens. I'm most curious about what they planted on those mounds.