Signs of Spring
Some insects and arachnids are emerging although, as our temperatures reached into the low 50's this weekend. We spotted several muscid flies, small beetles, spiders and one moth this weekend.
This Thin Legged Wolf Spider was hunting around in the leaf litter on our sunny west slope. These spiders prey upon insects in the soil. A great reason to leave a good layer of leaf litter.
Other first bird sightings of the season this weekend included Killdeer, Kingfishers, Wood Ducks and Brewer's Blackbirds.
What returning birds did you see this week?
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