Wandering Aimlessly

Wandering Aimlessly

Goodbye February 2017

by Phil Burkhouse


Last week was a great respite from winter, and Mary and I were able to catch up on outside work in short sleeves with temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  It’s a small wonder our snow drops are in full blossom and the daffodils and crocuses are inching up and peeking about.  I am still hearing reports from people that bucks are being sighted still sporting their headgear.  This is late for bucks to still be retaining their antlers, and perhaps this is due to our open winter and the abundance of acorns ensuring the deer are in good health.  Elk horn hunting is beginning, and this year you might be lucky to find a fresh deer or elk shed.

We see a flock of 50 plus robins on a daily basis within a mile of our home in West Creek, and last week residents reported seeing both red-winged blackbirds and flickers.



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