There’s something about January. The holidays are over and the air is (mostly) frigid, but slowly and surely the days are getting noticeably longer. It’s a quieter month, both in terms of wildlife and programs here, which is great for slowing down and taking time to look around.
There were a couple surprises this month: biologists Laura Minich Zitske and Susan Gallo spotted a Star-nosed Mole while they were cross country skiing around Gilsland Farm, and educators Molly Woodring and Karen Arno found a Sharp-shinned Hawk eating a Mourning Dove right outside our Discovery Room.
But mostly, January was all about fluffy songbirds and snow globe landscapes.