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Most of you probably know how hard St. Louis was hit by two recent storms.
A sad situation that seems to be gradually getting better though many will
never recover from the trauma.

On another note, I just read a report about Tower Grove Park and the damage
done there.  It was good to learn that no visitors or staff were injured and
the buildings are, for the most part, still intact.  After birding the
Park several times it is disheartening to learn of the damage.  Many of the
large, old, majestic trees were blown over or so severely damaged that
removal will be necessary.  The last count stands at over 60 trees, both
young and old, lost to the storm and still counting.  Many trees still have
a standing trunk but are so severely damaged or disfigured that they will
have to come down, some probably for safety reasons but the report did not
specifically mention that.  The staff is making progress clearing away the
damage and the Park will soon appear to be normal again.  Birds will return
but it will be many years before the Park fully recovers.  Birding the Park
in the future will conjure  up visions of past adventures there and
expectations of things to come as the recovery process begins.

Clint
Rolla, MO

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