Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Third

Blue skies today and oddly warm. Will we have snow at all this winter? The birds sing and hop around the branches like it's March.

Hopefully there will be some hard freezes before spring. If not, there will be a terrible amount of ticks and slugs this year.

-the phenologist

Sunday, January 1, 2012

December Twenty Eighth

Such a curious winter so far, with no snow.

The red and orange balls on the leaf I found are called 'leaf galls' and can be caused by insects, fungi, or other factors.

Also spotted a maple tree exploding with sap.

Now a new year begins...a year which will be full of natural beauty and wonder. I hope you will join me for the journey through the seasons.

-the phenologist