Month: March 2015

A Day in the Life… Part13

What the !*#?% is going on! Wednesday saw day time temperatures in the high 60’s and today the high was 35 degrees … and some snow flurries. What another crazy week in the life of Wahkeena. Early in the week, I got a notice…

Amphibian Alert

Just in case anyone is out there listening…..we believe that tomorrow (Wednesday March 25) will be the big night for Spotted Salamanders to mass migrate to the breeding pools. Wahkeena will reopen at 7:30 PM until 11 PM for anyone who would like to…

A Day in the Life….Part 12

Wahkeena is now singing with the sounds of spring. The Spring Peepers are peeping, the Wood Frogs are clucking, and the Eastern Phoebes have announced their return, reciting their name: “fee-be”, “fee-be”. The Barred Owls are unusually noisy now. The lone owl who has…

A day in the Life…..Part 11

The second week of March brought some long awaited weather changes….50+ degree days and SUN!On Monday, the snowdrops were peeking through the snow again and by Thursday the snow was finally gone and the flowers officially in bloom. ┬áThese cultivated bulbs are a legacy…

A Day in the Life…Part 10

When last we met it was snowing…and then came the thaw. The picture above is looking upstream of the small pond northeast of the nature center. There was still thick ice, but the warm temperature and rains had melted the snow covering. Notice the…