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