Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Backyard Field Trip

We're caught on the cusp of a changing season. The last drops of maple sap are being collected and the maple moths are getting bolder.

This week is the perfect time for a backyard field trip. Head outside to see what sort of critters you see on the snow, or under the snow, or around the snow. Check for bird tracks in the mud, greening grass and crocuses, and stuff the snowplows left behind.

This week will be a good one for watching stars - the quarter moon is waning and by next Sunday it should be completely dark. The geese have been migrating north, but will there be as many flying on a moonless night?

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