Early September is a time of many Northland happenings. We see the ripening of berries, fruits and produce. In the woods mushrooms abound and we see early leaf colors of reds and yellows in a few trees. And among much local wildlife, it is a time of migration.
Probably the site most famous and user-friendly for this annual movement
is Hawk Ridge. Wide panoramic views give the observer a great opportunity to watch the avian flights.
Warm temperatures, a garden that is producing and lots of flowers in bloom — this hardly seems like a time that we might observe migration among the local birds. But it is happening now, as it does every August.
Though many spiders do not make webs, it is those snares that we are likely to see in the early-morning dew, mist and fog of August. We never realize how many there are until droplets settle on the threads and allow them to be seen.
May is the month when we expect to see trees in flower. During the latter half of this spring time, we can see a half dozen kinds blooming along the roadsides or woods edge.
Wild plum, Juneberry, pin cherry, choke cherry, elderberry and crab apple all add white to the greening scene.
And this is when we see just how common these small trees are.
As we move into June, we add dogwood, highbush cranberry and mountain maple to that list while the domestic lilacs produce a color and fragrance of their own.
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