Backyard Almanac: A is for April and A is for "anything"

Apr 12, 2019

The Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) is one of the few birds we call by its Latin name. Junco comes from the Latin "juncus" for rush or reed, and hyemalis means "of the winter."
Credit NatureFramingham/Flickr

The return of win-sprin (or "sprinter," if you like), snow, wind, thundersnow with hail ... it's April in the Northland.

Interested in phenology about phenology?  Here's what Larry was talking about last year at this time: