With temperatures in the 50s and 60s the last few days–and predicted as mid-70s today–spring is advancing fast. Wood frogs were calling in the larger pond Monday, March 12. By yesterday, they were in full chorus in both ponds and by last night, a few spring peepers had joined in.
Among the bird arrivals I’ve noticed (since we’ve been back), Red-winged Blackbirds were numerous Monday morning, and I saw two American Robins along our road, where none had been all winter.
Black-capped Chickadees were giving their spring, “fee-bee” song Tuesday morning.
But there has been little in the way of wild flower action, at least in the oak woods. Honey bees were visiting the non-native winter aconite, which is in full bloom.