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

Backyard Almanac: A Stretch of Warmth and a Cache of Nuts

A grey squirrel on a clump of earth
Lynn Martin [via Flickr]

A quick stretch of warm days has bumped up the average temperature for the month of November. But those warmer days are fleeting. "The second half of November is when we see some rather major changes," says Larry Weber. The Northland can plan on seeing frozen ponds as the month winds down and the temps drops.

Raptors and other birds are still being counted at Hawk Ridge. Bald eagles and Red-tailed hawk are the most common sighting as migration nears its end.

Chipmunks are also slowly disappearing. Many have made their way to dens, though don't be surprised to find caches of food and nuts in odd places. "I had a lawn chair on the porch, and I opened the lawn chair one day this week and there was a whole cache of acorns," says Weber who noted that it was roughly a half gallon of acorns likely put there by a flying squirrel.

You can hear Backyard Almanac every Friday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

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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