Freeze-up

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While the human world debates the merits (or lack thereof) of the time change, the natural world in our neck of the woods is dealing with an earlier-than-usual freeze-up.

Luckily, many birds (unlike loons) can take off from an ice-covered pond when they mistake it for open water, but as Larry Weber reports, that doesn't mean they like it.

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

Larry Weber is just chock-ful of good advice this week, from how to keep squirrels away from your feeders to how to tell if the bears are awake or asleep right now.

There's just a tiny downside: both of these solutions are EXPENSIVE.

Oh, and Larry is looking for redpolls, too - have you seen any?