Now that most of the ice and snow is gone from the trails, I have been taking Abbie to the Nature Conservancy for some of our walks. Looks like the Pileated Woodpeckers have been hard at work, leaving some very impressive holes in this tree. I don’t get to see these crow-sized birds very often, but it is easy to tell they are around!
Time got away from me this Fall, and I neglected to empty and put away some of my planters. This industrious Finch has been taking advantage of this, collecting some of the dead foliage for her nest. The strands are quite strong and she really has to work hard to break them off, but she is persistent! I think she is nesting in one of the large Spruce trees out front, which serve as high rise apartments for a variety of birds each summer.
The campgrounds in the Park opened this weekend, and a few hardy souls braved the chilly weather to camp. They were all gone this morning, and Brian and I had it to ourselves for our walk.