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

Backyard Almanac: May Underway

Close-up of white blossoms in gentle sunlight
Chun-Yang & I-Chun [via Flickr]

The frogs should be happy. With a rather disconcertingly dry start to the spring, recent rain has shifted the expectations for vernal ponds. The wetlands that typically form at this time of year are looking much more on par. And the list of changes in the outdoors is a new and refreshing one every day.

New bird sightings are happening all the time, blossoms on trees are appearing and blooming every day, and insects are flitting about. One excitable feature of the spring are the orb spiderwebs that become prevalent in the morning, particularly when fog is rolling through.

For Larry Weber, it's worth getting out there every single day. "Take a walk every day," says Larry. "And take the same walk one day that you took the day before and you'll see all these changes."

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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