Tracking Backyard Almanac: why April snows are good for us By Lisa Johnson • Apr 6, 2018 Mumes World/Flickr How does that meme on Facebook go? "April showers bring snow plowers"? Leave it to Larry Weber to remind us just how important these April snows are. Backyard Almanac: the ice of Lake Superior - and a tracking workshop on the way! By Lisa Johnson • Feb 9, 2018 ©Lisa Johnson Today marks the 12th straight day of below-zero temperatures and 40 days of them so far this winter. Despite that, the low angle of the sun means we have wrap-around sunrises and -sets, we're up to ten hours of daylight, and Larry Weber is leading a Critter Walk as part of the Sam-Zim Birding Festival!