February is a tough month (at least for me) it's still cold, dark, and not much seems to be happening. I'm still challenging myself to get outside at least three times per week during the months I'd most rather stay indoors and read, it's been tough but there have been some wonderful moments I've experienced just by being out.
The photos below are from just one day's adventure, I found a flock of Tundra Swans hanging out in Funk, the first shoots of the Skunk Cabbage, I watched Harriers hover and dart over a meadow, a nesting pair of Bald Eagles worked to find just the right nesting supplies, and found a great variety of mosses and lichen while enjoying my stroll.
February is modest, it brings the birds back, the buds on the trees, the earth starts opening once again - all without the grandiose and flourish of March & April's wildflowers or May's blooming trees.
February, I appreciate you.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.