Backyard Almanac: a whole bunch of firsts

Mar 1, 2019

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It's March 1st, the first day of spring according to the meteorological calendar, and once upon a time (prior to 45 BCE), it was the first day of the year.

But call it what you want, if nocturnal animals like flying squirrels are wandering around in the middle of the day trying to find something to eat ... there are a lot of other hungry beasties out there.

 (By the way, if you're curious about the whole March-ins-and-outs-and-lions-and-lambs thing, here's a fun article about it.)