Have faith, spring will come

Nature's Notebook

This memorable winter of deep cold and heavy snowfall has entered that wearying stage where most of us are desperate for the inevitable thaw and the onset of spring.

I certainly am done with ice dams and the labyrinth of piled snow I must negotiate just to squeeze out of my driveway.

Still, there are a number of ecological benefits from such a winter, and those who lived on the land before the age of central heating and the internal combustion engine endured far worse.

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