Winter Wren

I have seen winter wrens flitting about in the brush all winter. I have also frequently heard them making a short chirping call. This morning, for the first time this year, I heard them singing. I wonder if this means they are getting ready to defend territory, win mates, and nest.

First Flowers

It was a sunny day that was fairly warm by February standards. I decided to check the flower beds along the south facing buildings around campus. I found many crocus blooming in front of NPH. I suspect they may have been in bloom before today, but I had not checked to see.