Retired teacher Larry Weber, a Barnum resident, is the author of several books, including “Butterflies of the North Woods,” “Spiders of the North Woods,” “Webwood” and “In a Patch of Goldenrods.” Contact him c/o Katie Rohman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Walking at dawn at this time of May is a very interesting adventure.
Like many in the Northland, I maintain a bird feeder near the house.
It's early May and the woods comes alive with many spring things happening.
It's late April, and the pace of spring happenings has been speeding up.
Walking between 6 and 7 a.m. for the last couple of weeks has been a delight.
Like a couple of the previous months, March showed quite a difference between the first half and the second.
As we exit the 31 days of March, we can look back on a month that gave us the vernal equinox – the first day of spring – but much of the time, it seemed more like winter.
By the end of March, after the vernal equinox, the hours of daylight are greater than that of darkness – first time since last September, and getting longer each day.
As we approach the vernal equinox – the first day of spring – most of us look forward to the new season, whether we are winter weary or not.
For many years, March was considered the month of the most snowfall.