Saturday, May 29, 2010

Snow on May 29

       It's always a shock when it happens, but we quite often get snow in late May and early June.

      Most of the time there is very little damage. Today a few tree branches have broken. Soft tissue perennials wilt but there is very little damage. They will be later. Soft annuals have to be covered well or brought in. Some young birds will not survive. The adults will likely nest again. Take a look at the peregrine falcons on the top of the 101 meter tower. You can click on the link on my blog.

      I was to lead a bird sighting group at 7AM. Needless to say it was cancelled. Tomorrow is the spring bird count. I will go out but birds will stay close to cover and the count will be poor.

      So other than saying nasty things about the snow we just have to suck it up and live with it.