With much cooler temperatures these last few days (-9 C the night of March 25) spring’s progression has slowed. Today I say several flocks of a dozen or so robins feeding on staghorn sumac berries and large flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds feeding in fields and roosting in bordering trees. Common horsetails were already emerging along the edge of the rail-trail.

Location: Trans-Canada Trail between HIghway 7 and Lily Lake Road
Observer: Drew Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.