What am I doing these early days of September?
The same thing I've done every year from spring until snowfall for the last 16 summers. I clean up after inconsiderate jerks who throw litter all over the forty plus miles of highway that I cover.
This below photos show a pile of litter I collected during ten days along a five mile stretch of highway that I had previously cleaned up last mid-June. Much of this is intention litter, but much as also unintentional, such as the exploded tires, coolers, pieces of vehicle bodies, etc.
I added five more bags to the pile today.
I also watch the waterfowl on Tern Lake and if the weather is nice and the lake is calm, I kayak out to take photos.
But, most days I watch from the shore. I think a lot of the migrating bird have left. The resident swans are still here, though. They will remain until all the lake freezes over then fly to a nearby open water source.
If we have a thaw during winter, I frequently see them return to Tern Lake and stay for as long as weather permits.