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Last Week in the Cemetery (Week of July 3)

Posted July 12, 2023 by M.S. Coyne

It was the week of July 4th and started out windy, warm, and rainy. Power went out in Lexington

overnight, which is a hint that trees were down. Fortunately, the cemetery was relative undamaged.

Other than some minor branch fall, only one Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) lost a large limb, and that was quickly lopped, sawed, and deposited on the ever-growing debris pile.

(Black Walnut With Storm Damage)

(After the Cleanup)

There was a lot of rain over the weekend and several spots in the back of the cemetery remained flooded on Monday afternoon.

(Flooding in Front of the Community Wood Chip Pile)

(Flooding in Back of the Nursery)

We had two visitors, a pair of Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) who paused to enjoy the shade in the cemetery before catching a thermal to their next appointment.

(Visiting Turkey Vulture Just Barely Visible Perched on a Marker)

Remember, if you or your group would like to contribute a few hours of service maintaining African Cemetery No. 2 in 2023, please contact Mark Coyne at to plan a visit.

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