We’re in mud season for sure. We went for a walk around the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area yesterday. Not a lot going on there wildlife wise. We saw several very big and apparently active beaver lodges, but no actual beavers. We spied a bald eagle and a northern harrier hawk hunting, and saw some gulls, Canada Geese, a nuthatch, crows, and robins, but the big gathering of geese has not happened yet. And the ground is half-frozen and soggy, the ponds ice-covered, with wet snow and ice on lots of the trails. It was still a beautiful day to be outside. It was breezy and chilly but a little above freezing, and so little streamlets of water were flowing everywhere. The Grasse River was high, carrying a few small “icebergs” in its brown rushing current. Back at home I planted delphinium, zinnia, and sunflower seeds. And David transplanted the peppers. So, I guess gardening season is here, inside at least!