Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Nature Notes: a mix of this and that
For this week's nature notes, I'm going to start with today (Wednesday March 3) and move back through the past seven days.
The shots above and below were taken this morning. We had snow overnight which covered the ground but by the time I got out it was already melting.
Yesterday was rainy and chilly until the rain switched to a mix and then all snow last night. The shot below was taken Tuesday, March 2 in my back yard.
Monday, March first the birds were clearly moving into spring mode. There were lots of couples and plenty of home buyers. The bird below was checking out how the other half lived but no way was that mansion going to a small nuthatch.
In the shot below he or she went to a house more suitable for nuthatches.
In the next shot (still March 1), the rufous-sided towhee is in a tree above the bushes where its mate is nesting.
The next shot is February 28 taken during a Sunday walk with Bill. It was a rare beautiful day so in spite of being windy and chilly lots of runners, cyclists, and walkers were outside enjoying it.
I saw plenty of signs of springs looking up at the trees beginning to get ready to flower and leaf out.
February 27 on Saturday, I walked around my back garden looking for signs of spring.
I snapped some shots of the winter colors on my ivy on Friday because I know soon the variegated ivy will go back to green and white with only a tinge of burgandy.
On Thursday, February 27, I woke up to a light snow which I thought was likely to be the last snow I saw this year but I was wrong.
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