The Early Bird Gets the Worm
This long-lasting snow and ice have many searching for signs of spring. Spotting robins have traditionally been a harbinger of spring to those living in the North. Robin sightings may be because many do not migrate but huddle down, just like we do, in the winter. Then in some of these warmer winter days, their appearance boosts our hopes for a change in the season.
This week we were preparing our unheated greenhouse for later spring plantings by removing dead plants and mulch from last year. One very smart robin noticed, flew in, and took advantage of the freshly uprooted worms. We realized just how bright she was when she would not leave but stayed to gorge herself and did not invite others to share in this smorgasbord. As the sun got higher in the sky and the temperature inside neared 100 degrees, she finally cooperated with us and left!