Nature News: an interesting winter weather pattern
In the winter of 2008-2009 we reached our record snowfall of 138″ over the course of the winter. This past winter (2009-2010) we probably were one of the lowest with barely 32″. We had little to no precipitation from the middle of January on. That includes both rain and snow. As a result, we reached High Fire dangers earlier.
The Loons Return
The Loons have returned to most of the inland lakes. The lakes opened almost a month earlier this year than usual but the loons waited until their usual time to return. Mute Swans are again nesting at Barney’s Lake but on a new site that isn’t competition for the Loons.