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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: Many Migrations

A Blue Jay with wings spread and flying in front of an acorn-shaped birdfeeder
Gerhard Crous [Via Unsplash]
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Migration is the word as celestial bodies, birds, and reptiles are all on the move.

Though it's not necessarily "migrating" the sun is certainly spending more time out of sight lately. By this time next week, we will be experiencing more darkness than daylight each day.

The moon and Jupiter slinked into cozy proximity with each other. The two were in conjunction recently. "You had to be up kind of late to see it," says Larry Weber. "You saw the moon and then you saw what looked like a bright star just to the right of it; that was the planet Jupiter."

Always getting headlines this time of year, an astounding 8000 raptors were counted in a single day over Hawk Ridge. Birds of prey might be the big news, but don’t miss out on spying some blue jays who are also currently passing through.

And an animal not often mentioned in the conversation of migration - snakes. These creatures are also on the move. Frequently, the best place to spot a snake is when they are crossing a road.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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