Backyard Almanac: the cloudy month, a "confused ruffed grouse," and an extra hour to enjoy it all

Nov 1, 2019

"As Wilbur watched, the spider let go of the fence and rose into the air. 'Good-bye!' it said, as it sailed through the doorway. 'Wait a minute!' screamed Wilbur, 'Where do you think you're going?' But the spider was already out of sight...then another spider. Then another spider." From "Charlotte's Web" by E.B.White
Credit Garth Williams, original sketch for "Charlotte's Web," 1952

Aut-win proceeds apace, that time between the leaf drop and the first lasting snow cover.

Thanks to the end of Daylight Saving Time, we'll get a 25-hour day on Sunday.

What do you play to do with your extra hour? Watch the hawk migration continue at Hawk Ridge

Take a road trip to see the tundra swans? Maybe just hang around, much like E.B. White did, and watch the baby spiders depart for the big wide world?