Am so looking forward to Spring……


The light this time of year is wonderful. This is what dawn looks like when I first look outside in the morning.  Very soon the spring ephemerals will start making their appearance.  I’ll looking for hepatica, violets, colts foot and hopefully I’ll catch the sight of a bloodroot colony.  There has been a sweet smell in the woods during the warmest days of these past weeks.

The first Blue Heron returned to the nearby rookery this past weekend.  I finished some brush clearing out at the edge of their spot just in time (last weekend).  It gives me both a nice  vantage point for watching them through the trees from a couple hundred feet without spooking them.

  • Jim Whitlock


  • TH

    April 8, 2016 at 12:12 am Reply

    No herbaceous plants emerging yet up here in Canton, Maine, and no great blue heron sightings. (Jim, you’re fortunate to have that nearby rookery.) I just heard my first phoebe of the season on April 1, and a friend of mine, who lives nearby, said he heard one a few days earlier. I have been seeing turkey vultures flying overhead. I moved here about a year ago, and I plan to begin keeping records of migratory bird arrival and departure as well as the emergence of fiddleheads, first flowering of angiosperm species, and pollen shed from our conifers.

  • Tech Gazette

    May 19, 2016 at 10:34 am Reply

    Quick and helpful. You’re the man!

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