Jacques Hooymans, Sue and Eric Edberg took a tour of the DuPage Forest Preserve’s Clam and Dragon Fly propagation facility in Blackwell Forest Preserve. We learned how the staff are propagating native clams to keep populations stable and how Dragon Fly’s are grown.
The tour was interesting in that we learned that clams depend on, and initially grow attached to, the gills of fish for a couple months before they drop off and continue to grow. This facility normally grows a new crop of clams each year using fish caught in the local streams. They are release at then end of the year if growth permits. The fish are also released at the end of the year too.
After collecting, scanning, and inventorying many photo’s of the Bird family, relatives, and friends I finally uploaded them to this new image repository. Thanks to Marcy Perry who helped re-name and correct date’s for many images of Dick and Leone’s relatives. If you want to see these images click the URL below:
I recently wanted to export my contacts to individual .VCF files for backup purposes and also have the ability to import them into other programs. There are ways to do this for a few contacts at a time by forwarding them in email to yourself or performing File -> SaveAs operations, but they suffer from scaling issues when you have many contacts export.
I authored this VBScript Outlook MACRO to export any Outlook Contact folder one afternoon.
Eric & Sue took a fall walk during Morton Arboretum’s Fall Scarecrow Festival on 10/10/2019. There were many Scarecrow’s placed around the lake and a display of glass pumpkins on display. You can see Scarecrow Pictures that Eric took.
Eric & Sue Edberg toured Morton Arboretum on 9/14/2019 and saw the “Legos” that artists created. These sculptures were placed around the lake path for a leisurely stroll. There are a pictures of the different Lego creations, and other pictures from past events, in our Morton Arboretum Image collection.
Sue and Eric Edberg are at Bostwick Lake Grand Rapids like usual over July 4th holiday. Virgil Perry took some picture of the 2019 Bostwick Lake Boat Parade on July 04 2019. It’s been very hot & humid this year but being at the lake is one way to beat the heat!
Eric & Susan are spending a lilttle more time at our mobile in Port Charlotte, Florida now that Eric is in full retirement-mode. We arrived in mid-Februrary and will stay through mid-April. Fred and Lissa Burgoon arrived soon therafter for a 1 month stay too. Weather has been great, warm, and we all are building our tans! Recently, the mosquitoes have been annoying. Here are pictures of our recent stay.
Sue and I visited Leone in late January 2019 the day before the “big chill” when the temperature fell to -23 in Naperville for 2 days. We left in a wind storm. Luckily, there was no traffic due to the alerts, so we made it without issue. Leone is doing well and Sue worked on collecting taxes and filing… Eric sat around and watched TV. This is what the house looked like from the lake. Were driving home Superbowl Sunday hoping it won’t rain too much!
Eric & Sue spent Dec 2018 at our Florida mobile home relaxing in the semi-warm weather. We relaxed most of the month. A few of the pictures are posted in the 2018 Florida December album. We are back home in Illinois until late Feb 2019 when we’ll returned to FL for a month or 2.