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Reflecting on the Weather

2/13/24 – Unlike most of the state, we’ve had a consistent, although thin, layer of snow blanketing the forest since the beginning of January. Last weeks warm up was beginning to threaten that trend with multiple days of rain resulting in patches of bare ground opening up here and there. This past weekend, however, temperatures dropped back below freezing, the rain switched over to snow, and those patches of ground were tucked back under a white blanket of snow. Lake travel also greatly improved with the return of cool temperatures. -Jessica

Previously waterlogged snow topping the ice has crusted over allowing for easy walking this afternoon.
The incoming cold and snow brought the return of the Pine Grosbeaks to the feeders. The longer stretches of warm weather have resulted in less sunflower consumption by the local birds it seems.