Discovering the Wild in Winter Walk: February 6, 2001.
Nineteen people came out on a relatively warm and sometimes sunny pre-Super Bowl afternoon to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship.
Despite the sometimes sloggy and slippery under-footing, we had a delightful time examining how many insects over-winter, identifying trees and shrubs and exploring the old buildings along the trails.
Although we only traveled about half of the planned walk and saw/heard about eight or nine bird species, we did discover many signs that Spring is not too far off. Red Maple and Spice Bush buds were swelling, and the early flowers of Skunk Cabbages were poking their way through the snow.