What a long winter…snow, icy temperatures, ice on the Lake…like the winters of old!
I saw some huge hawks circling over our nursery today…eagles? And there’s a smaller hawk that visits the trees by our office…a Kestrel?
John Pogacnik, Lake Metroparks, identified a ‘Merlin’ in North Perry not so long ago. And we know we have bald eagles in the vicinity, because we’ve seen them over our nursery! There are Pileated Woodpeckers in our back yard in North Perry.
Last Sunday we made our own suet with lard, corn meal, peanut butter, raisins and bird-seed (what else are you going to do in NE Ohio in the middle of winter!)…and finally the birds are visiting it! Mostly woodpeckers.
We do this primarily for the entertainment of our cats…all five…who watch with interest the feeding birds through the window.
This weekend we’re heading to Columbus to visit our boys in Hilliard and get ready for the Ohio Invasive Plant Council annual meeting on Monday!
After that comes lots of other meetings with nursery and conservationist folks.