Seems like all winter I’d be filling the bird feeder or taking the camera to walk in the snow and take photos of backyard birds. Then in the past month it’s gotten warmer and green items are pushing their way up in the ground. I probably won’t get such great shots of a tufted titmouse flying in the coming months because I’ll be more focused on my garden.
I won’t be seeing the wintry look of the rose of sharon dried buds much longer.
One “fellow” we have been seeing in our backyard on occasion is this cute hare. He mostly seems to nibble just a bit on grass or compost, then hurries on his way. My neighbor says he sees the hare in his backyard as well. He suspects the turkey vultures that sometimes fly overhead may be eying the hare for dinner. (Update: note – Michelle and Eileen don’t think the vulture is after the bunny. So relax, please).
Can you please go tell that turkey vulture to go eat a rat instead – our hare is just too cute!
It’s the time of year when you see white magnolia buds in front of yellow forsythia (the white magnolia tree is in my neighbor’s backyard). If you walk to North 8th in Highland Park, you’ll see many pink magnolias in bloom (part of the best of Highland Park spring – though I also recommend the cherry trees on North 4th).
What have you been seeing in your backyard or neighborhood?