No earth shattering news from the mountains. Our daffodils are up and some are in bloom, weeks early. We have had just dustings of snow so far so I am sure they think it is spring.
I took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend but with sustained winds of 20-30mph it was hard for them to hang on to the feeder perches! I saw some titmice, chickadees and an assortment of nuthatches, wrens and sparrows.
Valentine's Day was our 21st anniversary and my husband's birthday. We treated ourselves to lunch and then to a visit to the local Nature Center. I believe that wild animals deserved to be left in the wild but for educational purposes, zoos do provide people with an opportunity to see the fellow creatures of the planet. For a small zoo, this one was well kept, clean and the animals had outdoor natural habitats. These animals were born into captivity and they looked well fed and healthy. They are a member of the AZA - with high standards in animal care. This center only has native animals like this beautiful wolf, foxes, bobcats and river otters etc. The black bears were still in hibernation but we enjoyed the visit nonetheless.
|The bobcat was well hidden in his hammock|
I have to say that I am ready for spring. How about you?