… lots and lots of white!
Yup, record-breaking snowfall so far in 2015.
Here on the banks of the Concord River, the snow is still pristine white. This is the upside of living along a river in a protected wetland. The downside will come with this spring’s floods, when the basement, road, and possibly Route 3, become part of the river.
Time to invest in a pair of wading overalls. Damn fashionable if you ask me!
Okay, let’s leave the future flooding issue for now and focus on the important task at hand. The Great Backyard Bird Count, or, GBBC, for those in the know.
The GBBC is a yearly event that helps provide valuable information on the ever changing bird population. Since birds are sensitive to fluctuations in weather patterns, keeping tabs on their numbers helps scientists understand the impact climate change is having on the living portion of our environment. If you’re willing to invest 10 to 15 minutes this coming weekend, the 13th through the 16th, you’ll become part of a massive project that has been in operation for over 15 years. Visit the website for more information and a data sheet. Then look out your window and make a difference. Here’s a little slideshow to help get you in the mood.
Now go out, buy some seed, and do your part. And while you’re counting, remember what John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
You might just be amazed at what you’ll discover this weekend. Blessed be :]