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Nature Watch, March 23, 2022

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The wealth of water that fell as snow last week is melting as fast as it came, rushing down rivlets, brooks, and rivers or evaporating in the early heat. It’s easy to have seasonal amnesia, and wonder if the animals and plants are in confusion too. Nonetheless, raccoon and skunk tracks lace the neighborhoods and I imagine bears and chipmunks will be next. At the almost microscopic level snow fleas are darkening the snow in the sugarbushes, hopping with their springtails a foot in the air. Staggering athleticism for ones so small.

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