As luck would have it, my neighbour is far more acquainted with The Woods than I am and he passed on to me the following:
- The small upright stone that stands near the base of a small tree at the entrance to The Woods was placed there by my neighbour, more or less on a whim -- it's not a dead family pet marker.
- The flower basket hanging near the entrance to The Woods has been hanging in that same small tree since last summer. It had a double hanging in a nearby tree, but which is no longer there.
- The largest deciduous trees in the open area of The Woods are ash. Some are dead and others are dying -- victims of the emerald ash borer?
- During the summer, my neighbour mows the open area of The Woods where those ash trees stand -- The Meadow?