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loaded up the feeder and suet cages this morning. Let's see what shows up!!!
...bought my weekly bag of thistle seeds for the birdies. Last week I treated them to dried meal worms as well. They gobbled them up before I even had a chance to see what was eating them.
Yes to the werewolf. "His hair was perfect."
As for snowys, they made quite the splash in New England last winter, many sightings everywhere, including the parking lot of the Budweiser plant in Merrimack. Free beer, eh?
Birds here in winter seems to be starlings and blackbirds. I can't wait till spring, because I have another Purple Martin house to put up spring 2015 Heart Purple Martins and their beautiful sounds Heart
Moving on (finally!) to signs of spring with 2 feet of snow still on the ground: Starlings, Red-Winged Blackbird, Turkey Vulture, Canadian Geese in formation, a Chipmunk, and the Goldfinches are beginning to grow their summer plummage - gold emerging through drab grey-brown. Not seen, but local rumor has it that black bears have emerged. I should mention that as I write this it's 36 degrees and snowing.
So I shouldn't mention that our snow is gone, at least for now, and a tropical heat wave of high 40's.
It's 72 here! I'm ready for shorts! It was 30 just the other day!
Snow's ok this time of year; doesn't last long. Makes the dirty stuff look new again. Went snowshoeing for 5 hours last Sunday looking for shed deer antlers and found nada. One coyote killed carcass, and the only bone left was an intact jaw. Picked clean.
Speaking of butterflies and birds - I spent the past couple of days at a restoration conference where a big topic was providing habitat for Monarch butterflies! This iconic insect is the poster child for improving biodiversity - hopefully for lots of other creatures as well Smile BTW, I also hosted my first (ever!) symposium on the value of hedgerows. More about that here:

http://www.thesolutionsjournal.org/node/237273

Something to think about for spring gardening - although today that seems distant when ice pellets are falling from the sky, lol.....

cheers-
(03-29-2015 12:43 PM)osage59 Wrote: [ -> ]Speaking of butterflies and birds - I spent the past couple of days at a restoration conference where a big topic was providing habitat for Monarch butterflies! This iconic insect is the poster child for improving biodiversity - hopefully for lots of other creatures as well Smile BTW, I also hosted my first (ever!) symposium on the value of hedgerows. More about that here:

http://www.thesolutionsjournal.org/node/237273

Something to think about for spring gardening - although today that seems distant when ice pellets are falling from the sky, lol.....

cheers-

I Heart hedgerows! I lived for a short (6 months) time in Cornwall, England many moons ago, where every winding lane seems to be flanked by massive hedgerows. I was always intrigued by the "mystery" of them....how long has it been there? What's it hiding?

PS osage, we could use your professional opinion over in the "Gardening" thread...my black thumb needs some greening! Rolleyes
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