Monday, March 5, 2012

Red Winged blackbirds and maple syrup-signs of spring

   More signs of spring. For the past week I've noticed several red-winged blackbirds at our feeders. For many, this sight of these birds is a better indication that spring is here than the annual sighting of robins.
   Auburn hills resident and avid bird watcher Larry Baum told me last fall that many robins hang around throughout the winter.
   Next time you get outside and are near swampy area with lots of reeds and cattails, listen for the calling of the red-winged blackbird.
   March is also the month that begins tapping of maple trees for sap that is turned into maple syrup. You can see maple syrup demonstrations at both Indian Springs Metropark (248) 625-7280 and Kensington Metropark, (800) 477-3178.
   If you happen to be up north around Grayling, Hartwick Pines will offer demonstrations and a history of maple sugaring March 24, 10a.m.-4p.m. For information call (989) 348-2537.

1 comment:

  1. I also love spring cause it is full of lives. Now Spring is coming, what a happy thing.