Thursday, March 27, 2014
Many other Robins were flipping leaves in the garden where the sun has melted patches of snow, giving access to little creatures hiding under the leaves waiting for a warm day.
Additional Robins were under the crab apple tree eating the little apples that fell off.
It was a busy place early this morning.
Both male and female Robins seemed to be in the flocks of newly arrived birds, so nesting will probably begin very soon.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
These crows spread out every morning in every direction from downtown Minneapolis to forage for French Fries and other suburban food, then return at dusk for the night.
But very soon now they will break up into pairs or family groups to set up territories in our back yards and begin building nests for this year's young.
Monday, March 10, 2014
The caves along the shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin are under red rock cliffs and so normally inaccessible in winter unless the lake freezes.
The ice forms from crashing waves that hit the rock, turning to many forms of ice in the extreme cold. I took these pictures on Sunday, March 2nd, with temps below zero and strong winds adding to the adventure.
It is hard to get a sense of the size of the ice and caves without people in the pictures, so some of these pictures have people for perspective.
Some of the caves are quite large, and others very small, and all sizes in between.
The walk to the caves will still be open while the ice lasts, which could change any day, so plan a visit very soon to enjoy this rare chance to visit these caves and their ice formations in the winter.