I visited my site for the first time since the absence of snow on April 23rd. the skies were clear and the temperature was in the high 60’s- you know what that means- it’s shorts season in VT!
While at my site, it became evident that spring was well on its way in the natural world. The brook was flowing for the first time since the fall, and there were water bugs gliding around on the surface. birds were chirping, but there were no obvious signs of any mammal activity. Buds were present honey suckles and sensitive ferns, according to the expertise of iNaturalist. Dandelions appeared to be just days away from blooming.