Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Second Look--February 13, 2013

Today the temperature was in the 50's, but there have been plenty of colder days and we may have snow tomorrow. However, I found that a few of the daffodils have actually shot up buds with their leaves. I was surprised, but I saw them in two different places. But I also saw daffodil leaves with frost damage and no buds.  The promise of spring is always a confusing time for all involved.

I found some more bones in the lower part of my yard. I'm starting to be fascinated by the colony of animals that may be down there. However, I'm going have to take some classes if I want to have any hope of getting true ID's on what I find. However, in the meantime, I am going to entertain myself with my guesses.

Here is what I saw this week during a Second Look.

The snowdrops should be blooming soon.

I think it will be a while before this daffodil actually blooms.

Red breasted nuthatch

A skunk(?) has been digging for grubs.

I think the squirrels are enjoying our bumper crop of walnuts this year.

Bird jawbone

I am totally confused by the two rows of teeth on this skull. Apparently some canines don't lose their baby teeth like they're supposed to and end up with two rows of teeth after the adult ones come in. I don't know if that is what happen here or not.

I wondered what had happened to this.