Alex Palmer's Natural History Notes and Thoughts

Thoughts and reflections on various social and environmental issues, as well as naturalist observations from the great outdoors.

frost nip

The last rainy thunderstorms of the season have passed through, and now the nights are chilly and below freezing.  In people’s backyards, Juncos and Tree Sparrows can be seen hustling around people’s bird feeders, trying to stay warm as the air becomes cold and dry.  The woods and meadows are quiet now, and the wind sounds almost metallic as it blows past barren trees.  The ground is brown and solid, and small puddles in the street have turned to a solid sheet of ice.

It is early winter…

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