Monday, February 17, 2014

Lake closure and the Burlington Phenology Guild.

Tai out at Rock Point. 
Anyone who has been within ear shot of me over the past month knows that I've been obsessing over the ice on the lake in the hopes that it will freeze. Last week the lake did indeed freeze over. Records have been kept since 1816 on lake freezes at the widest part (Burlington Bay to Corlaer Bay). This is the first time since 2007 that the lake froze over (from Wild Burlington).

To celebrate, with the Burlington Phenology Guild we trekked out along the edge of the Rock Point peninsula marveling at the beauty of the ice, the bizarre meanderings of what appeared to be a red fox (at one point it ran out about 100 yards perpendicular to the shore line). We also spotted mink tracks and enjoyed the sounds of house finches, goldfinches, cedar waxwings, and hundreds of robins. Here comes spring!!

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