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Springtime in the City

09/04/2015

It seems like overnight urban wildlife and fauna have started to wake up from their long winter slumber. As I took a tour of our yard this morning before the rain resumed I observed crocuses opening, found a quite beautiful fungus growing on the logs that make up the raised asparagus bed, was surrounded by chickadees after filling the empty feeder hanging in the big pine, and startled a snake. Usually one of us wakes up the snakes before they’re ready, overturning a rock to uncover a family one year, taking a tarp off a sand pile to send a dozen or more slithering away the next. This one is lucky I’m being overly cautious walking right now and was looking straight down instead of examining the vegetable plot, otherwise I fear I would have stepped on it, lying in the middle of the walkway.

Purple Crocuses

Purple Crocuses

Purple Crocuses, An Hour Later

Purple Crocuses, An Hour Later

Fungus on Asparagus Bed Logs

Fungus on Asparagus Bed Logs

Fungus on Asparagus Bed Logs

Fungus on Asparagus Bed Logs

Chickadees

Chickadees

Chickadees

Chickadees

Snake in the Grass

Snake in the Grass

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