Winter doesn’t officially end until next week, but this weekend we’re already having summer weather. Warm sun and southerly winds are bringing us temperatures in the 80s. Honeysuckle and willow trees are leafing out. Maple sap season in Trumansburg is long over, and the first round of early flowers has already given way to a second round.
It’s well ahead of schedule, following a winter that was barely winter at all.
One more sign of summer seen tonight: A bat, flying through the blue evening sky, snatching up insects that wouldn’t normally be out in the air for many weeks to come.
What’s next? Fireflies in April?