Larry Weber is enjoying the sunshine. pronghorn antelope and baby bison of South Dakota ... while here in the Northland, we're reminded of why he calls it the rainy season, and what was going on back around solstice time in June of 2012.
We've got daylight from 5:15am to 9:00pm this month, and from fireflies to songbirds to butterflies, dragon flies, frogs, wildflowers and trees, Mother Nature is taking advantage of every single second.
Naturalist larry Weber observes that following the 5th coldest April on record we moved into a warm start to May, then colder again. Some much needed rain finally arrived (not much, but a good start), and many plants and blooms are beginning to emerge. We've now reached over 15 hours of daylight. Frogs and turtles are awakening, and many birds are returning.