Sunday, March 8, 2009
Snow fleas are the first signs of spring
With each passing day the sun gets higher in the sky and the temperature gets warmer.
One of the very first signs of spring are the appearance of snow fleas, tiny insect-like creatures called springtails, a type of hexapod, that are best seen in footprints in the snow on a sunny day when the temperature is near to melting.
The snow has melted a couple of inches now but there is still a thick blanket on the ground.
Sam and I went for a snowshoe hike today and discovered where timber wolves killed a deer about 100 yards from our house.
The only thing left of the deer were small bits of hide and hair. Even the bones had been eaten.
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