Frogs are calling and monarchs are making the way back north.
Birds on the move, flowers ready to bloom, maple trees budding, and a full moon.
Waterfowl follow the open water and other early signs of spring.
First bird migration is beginning, maple sap will soon start to run, and other signs of the season.
Life continues even during a deep freeze.
There’s still lots to see, even as winter settles in along the St. Croix Valley.
A meteor shower, late migrators, hibernating butterflies, fall color, and… “coprophagy.”
With autumn’s arrival, changes have started happening faster at the seasons change.
Migration begins for birds and butterflies, while animals that will stay the winter begin their preparations.
The first signs of fall are visible, as squirrels gather walnuts and some bird species begin staging for migration.