“We’re both here so we might as well…..” said the gray squirrel leaning towards the red squirrel.
Many little rodent-like mammals are newly active.
Several breeds of squirrels, opossums, and skunks are now moving around, stinking things up, getting hit by cars.
My Mammals of Michigan field guide doesn’t cover the squirrel below.
That makes me wonder if the squirrels around here are “hybrids”…… proof of a free love philosophy among the local squirrels.
I was delusional in hoping that after a few warm days last week, I’d be able to successfully start some pots of seeds and my elephant ear bulbs in the garage.
I forged ahead and potted some bulbs and planted some flower seeds. I wrapped containers of seeds and bulbs in a few strands of Christmas lights for a little extra warmth if the nights temperatures turned cold.
The next few weeks barely rose above single digit temperatures. I finally moved the pots and flats inside as neatly as possible.
I’d like to thank my family for being so tolerant of a makeshift greenhouse in-house. After all it was 4°F yesterday and raining ice today.
The wheat grass below is for the cat. The other seeds shouldn’t be started before April, but I couldn’t wait.
The seeds are now safe indoors. They’ll have to be moved to larger containers and coddled to survive until they’re planted outdoors mid to late May. Will any survive?
Before school every morning one of my daughters uncovers the flat and takes a deep sniff . “Hmmmmmm that smells good…like spring”.