Global warming! I’m all for it! Ice out on Catfish today March 21. I think ice out last year was April 18 and we did not warm up at all until around June 20. I remember clearly having the boat in and not wishing to get out on the water until after I got back from a trip from Minnesota and that was June 18.
We no longer even have piles of snow (except for parking lots). Two weeks ago we had over 30″ of snow on the ground. I rather doubt Old Man Winter has retreated for good but open water and swimming ducks is a wonderful sign.
The loons will be back in a couple of weeks. I have smelled the skunk family and I understand that the bears are out and making the bird feeder rounds. The eagles are back in full force. I spotted 6 soaring in one place yesterday. I think they too were celebrating spring’s early arrival!