Posted by: atowhee | February 16, 2015

HOW EARLY IS SPRING IN 2015?

grass widowThese bright flowers were blooming beneath the oaks on the west side of Emigrant Lake today.  Field guide says they bloom in late March…not this year.  I’d love to see list of species that respond to light and warmth and rain, then other species more attuned to length of daylight.  I think that latter might include dandelion, otherwise it’s not like that sturdy invader to miss a chance to bloom for several additional weeks.gbh in airI believe this GBh was working on its nest and was flying back toward the lake. gbh stanzBelow: woodrat structure, house? Nest? Mound?  Stick pile? woodrat hows (1280x960)

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