Some people have been asking me if we have been having a late spring this year.
Here are some photos from this morning (8 degrees and sunny at the start):
Here are some photos from Lambton Woods exactly one year ago:
As you can see it was a colder spring last year at this time.
This morning we had three wildflower species in full bloom:
Other plants which are coming up:
Here is an Oriole’s nest from last year. It will not be used again:
Some flying birds:
Species list: Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, northern flicker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow. (20 species)
This morning’s group:
Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is. – Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)