The Bluebirds of Spring are Wondering What Happened

Winter just won’t let us go. We’ve been having a little of the snow that the ski bums call grapple since early morning, and the temperature has hardly risen above the freeze. The weather service is calling for a possible half inch tonight and the same tomorrow. I can remember some late snow falls, but I can’t remember the feeling that winter is still here lasting so long into the spring. I’m pretty sure that the snow came as a surprise to the pair of Eastern bluebirds that were in my yard yesterday, acting like they were looking for a place to build a nest. The Carolina wrens have been at it for about two weeks now, building their nest under the eaves of my porch where they usually build it. I’ve been seeing robins for a long time, and the odd rufus towhee here and there.

Save Georgia’s Hemlocks is holding a Workshop on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 37 Woody Bend in Dahlonega. It is designed for people who want to treat their own hemlocks for the wooly adelgid, advise other people on how to save their trees, and participate in hemlock rescue on public lands. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call 706.429.8010 to register and get details and driving directions.

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