The Calendar and Critters Say Spring Has Sprung, But Has It?


| 3/23/2015 10:34:00 AM


Tags: Spring, Weather, Critters, Wildlife, Livestock, Ginnie Baker,

Ginnie BakerOur weather in Bellville, Ohio, continues to be up and down, temperature-wise. March 20, according to the calendar, was the first day of spring. But Mother Nature had other ideas, bringing us snow showers in the morning. You can just see the snow flakes in this photo.

It didn’t last long but it sure put a damper on the day that I was hoping would be a bright, warm and sunny day!

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As the week progressed, I could see the local critters did know spring was here. They showed up in big numbers to raid the bird feeders and search for anything they could eat. Showing up were not one, but two possums! They spent a lot of time eating sunflower seeds that were on the ground on the tree stump feeder. One left before I could get my camera!

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The beautiful black squirrels are now regular visitors. There are three or four of them ... they have varying colors of black with one being so black, in the sunlight, he’s a blue-black. They must be pairs because when two show up at the same time, there isn’t any fighting. This is a photo from a couple of weeks ago.




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