By Charlie Pelizza
Welcome back! Not only are our migrants back from their winter journeys, but the Friends are back to offering in-person activities! I’m not sure which is more exciting!
It’s been a cool and wet spring, but I’m encouraged to hear wood ducks whistling in the forested wetlands, looking for an old hollowed out tree in which to build a nest. Mason bees are swarming my bee boxes, promising good pollination of fruit trees, garden vegetables, and native flowers. And barn swallows are back at my neighbor’s horse barn, swooping through the late afternoon sky, keeping the emerging mosquito population in check. All tell tale signs that spring is in full swing and summer is around the corner.