Sunday, March 31, 2013
Slowly but surely, the signs of Spring are appearing in the woods. New green leaves are poking through the decaying leaves. Buds on the under brush are beginning to swell. Warblers and flocks of Robins flitter about the woods, proclaiming their right to this area or that tree. And the Vernal Pools are forming. Within these "singles bars" of the woodlands, many of the amphibians of our area are busy gettin busy. The frogs and toads will become more vocal in the days ahead. Salamanders will chase one and other looking for a willing breeding partner. The eggs sacks will start to appear, and the circle of life will continue for some of our seldom seen woodland creatures.