Backyard Almanac: the end of meterological winter but lots of hungry wild things

Feb 26, 2021

A pine marten unsticks his tongue from the roof of his mouth after a big bite of peanut butter. Wildlife ecologist Michael Joyce says a quarter-cup of peanut butter can provide a male marten enough energy for about two days in the winter.
Credit ©Lisa Johnson. All rights reserved.

All around us are signs of spring - kinda.

Meteorological winter ends Sunday, Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 14 and the vernal equinox is Saturday, March 20.

But it's hard to predict what will happen in a month that's famous for blizzards and 70˚ days in the same four-week period.