I offer my apologies for my absence from this blog. Just like the weather and its strangeness lately, life just gets in the way.
Many people think that cold snaps like this help control the flea and tick population. I won't be popular for saying this, but we really need a good snow that will be on the ground for several days - that would help smother some of these pesky insects.
This is a good time to hang suet out for our bird friends. Our insect eaters like wrens and woodpeckers are scrambling for food. This is also a good time to make sure there is a good source of water. Birds have a better chance of suffering from dehydration now than in the summer.
Is anyone out there seeing our snowbirds (juncos) now? I haven't seen any at my feeder this year.
I am ready for spring......