Monthly Archives: April 2003


While I was at the muskeg this afternoon, I decided to check around for ants. I looked closely at a mound of moss that had built up around the base of a tree and did not notice any ants. I … Continue reading

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Devil’s Club

It looks to me like most shrubs have budded and started putting out leaves already, but not the devil’s club. I looked closely today at the stalks, and there did not seem to be even the slightest bit of swelling … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Green

When it is as warm as it has been today, it’s easy to forget that spring has just started. Connor and I went for a hike up Indian River trail today. The alders and devil’s club are still bare while … Continue reading

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Summer in April?

Part of the forecast for today was “unseasonably warm.” It certainly was. Temperatures were in the mid-60’s. The warm weather is forecast to last through the weekend.

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Winter Wrens

The winter wrens have a pretty loud voice for such a small bird. Their song is pretty long and complex sounding. I recorded one singing in front of the house the other day and have put up an audio file … Continue reading

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Spring Growth

It’s almost surprising how fast plants are producing new growth. This morning when I walked to work, it looked like the buds on the raspberry canes were just barely swelling open and by this afternoon there was an additional centimeter … Continue reading

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