I know winter is hardly over. It is still February but two sunny days in a row with temperatures in the 40’s have me thinking that spring is not far off! It helped to have a flock of male bluebirds visit the feeder yesterday (second time this winter) and to hear the other birds singing.
Sobering statistics in the Outdoor Participation Report show even kids are staying inside. “We should really be concerned as a nation that we are becoming an indoor nation,” Outdoor Foundation boss Lise Aangeenbrug says.
This winter has never really gotten going. November and early December were cold but not the bone chilling cold we can have. January and February have been warm with brief stretches of cold. Portland is above normal for snow as is Caribou but I suspect that here in the mid coast we are below. Most of our storms have turned warm with rain sleet or wet snow.
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