Today I visited Parc des Hauts-Fonds which is located on the St. Lawrence River a few kilometres west of Quebec City. “Hauts-Fonds” means approximately “where the river is more shallow.”
Red Squirrels do not hibernate, but in winter they eat from the supplies of nuts and seeds they have buried. They can find their buried food in more than 1 foot of snow.
The brown buds thicken on the trees,
Unbound, the free streams sing,
As March leads forth across the leas
The wild and windy spring. – Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)