All Other Signs of Spring

Date: 05/16/2019

Wild strawberries are starting to bloom.. Rose breasted GBeaks are so numerous (and hungry) that they are consuming 12 pounds of small black sun flower seeds a day plus peanut splits and suet.

East of the house, within our forest and a low swampy area, a newer frog community is thriving and singing. The frog community west of the house usually stops singing when they hear footsteps. The “newer community” (which is several years old vs 26 years for the frogs living west of the house) never pause or stop singing when they hear footsteps. Nor are they bothered or concerned when I throw branches on brush piles near their auditorium. It’s a delightful place to be in the moonlight and the “East-Side-Chorus” is amazing; they’re easily heard from the house, which is 1/4 mile away. Their songs and population are a tribute to the health of our habitat and the resolve not to use pesticides or herbicides.

Sanford, MI

Latitude: 43.7 Longitude: -84.4

Observed by: Tilly
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