Spring Has Arrived

Much has changed in Centennial Woods since March. To start, all of the snow and ice has melted, and the forest is coming back to life. More birds are singing, more squirrels are out foraging, and some trees are even starting to grow leaflets. While I didn’t see any trees flowering yet, I did notice that a Yellow Birch, Northern Red Oak, and a Sugar Maple all had leaves starting to sprout from their buds. I also have yet to see any wildflowers in the area, but I’m sure that won’t take long with all of the rain and the increasing temperatures that we’ve had recently.

Having a particular interest in birds, my eyes are always up, and I am constantly listening to the melody of the forest. One of the highlights of my outing was when a Bald Eagle flew low over the trees. I was also very happy to hear Pine Siskins, American Goldfinches, Black-capped Chickadees, and a White-breasted Nuthatch.

Sketches of the Bald Eagle

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