Non-mental Note: I noticed a lot of LDD moth egg casings. I'll have to take a spoon and some soapy water. I cannot do the whole 16 acres, but I can do some. This is my reminder. You can see the beige egg casings on the birch tree. The casings above the snow line will die. Let's hope.
Cinnamon and I went walkies. Well, actually I went out to the back, and whistled. He caught up with me. You can see how the wetland is frozen.
I noticed a tree that has been chewed by a porcupine. Cinnamon showed me! There is lots of poop under the tree!
The critters are hard on the trees. The yellow-bellied sapsucker was busy with this tree. It went right over. You can see all the distinct rows of holes.
It's a nice forest! Deep breath. The walking relieves the anxiety.
Sunday morning (yes, this is my day behind blog!), I noticed bunny tracks on the bottom of the deck steps. I kept looking. It seems as if it fell or jumped onto the goldfish pond, slid on the ice at one end, and managed to climb out.
She sits there as long as she can. The birds are smarter, though! She hasn't caught one.
Well, we had 8 cm snow overnight, with rain expected shortly and 8 C. temperatures. It's a mess. The driveway is done and I am wiped! More on that tomorrow!
First snow day. Our seniors exercise is cancelled when the buses are cancelled. The coffee is good though.
...the good thing about a cold winter is that many insects are killed.
Thanks for the winter walk!
I had no idea that porcupines chewed on the trees like that!
And the temps are dropping significantly in the night.
Your weather would be a mess for just about everything.
It's interesting to see the tracks in the snow. I haven’t seen those moths here, but we do get tent moths which are as destructive as these sound. I didn’t know Porcupines ate bark either. This shows me that I have much to learn, and I am always appreciative of the information you provide. Cinnamon reminds me of my old Ginger Tom, he never caught anything either for all his trying. The forests are so soothing, I like to get into them too.
It is a lovely forest -- I love the birch. I'm not familiar with these moths.
Your walkies are delightful.
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