Related Program: Northland Morning Backyard Almanac - the ephemeral nature of vernal ponds By Lisa Johnson • Mar 24, 2017 Related Program: Northland Morning TweetShareGoogle+Email Credit Barbara Friedman/Flickr Just when you think you've had it with the gray, sleety weather, Larry Weber reminds us of crocuses and vernal ponds. Listen Listening... / 7:21 Tags: Backyard AlmanacLarry Webervernal pondsCrocusesspring migrantsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Backyard Almanac - "They're hungry": the hardest time for animals and birds By Lisa Johnson • Mar 17, 2017 ©Lisa Johnson We're seeing the "effect" in "lake effect" this week ... but late season snows make it tough on birds and animals, returning migrants and winter-long residents. Backyard Almanac - forget the groundhog; Larry Weber says early spring By Lisa Johnson • Feb 17, 2017 Len Blumin/Flickr Larry says the weekend's predicted mild temperatures are perfect for seeing melty "tree circles" around deciduous trees, bright red red osier dogwood, pussy willow and quaking aspen buds and maybe even a horned lark. Meanwhile ... the maple sap is flowing!