Precipitation

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Red sky at night, sailors' delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning...

Larry found that old adage true when a red sunrise this week gave way to rain and thunderstorms ...

Meanwhile, September is stacking up sensationally with winged ants, pelecinid wasps, glow worms, leaf color and avian migrants.

And there's no telling what you'll see if you take his advice and stroll into a patch of goldenrod.  Look for bumblebees and perhaps, a bearded naturalist!

redpoll photo courtesy Laura Erickson

Venus is beautiful first thing in the morning these days; and the combination of light snow and warm temperatures mean lots of critters are out and about and leaving great tracks.

Larry's seen a couple of unusual animals out and about - a gray fox, and a chipmunk who was supposed to be sleeping - but he's still waiting patiently for redpolls to come to his feeder.

©Steve Kolbe. Used with permission

August, announced Larry Weber this morning, is one of his 12 favorite months.

He talked migration at Hawk Ridge, where the counters are hard at work, the fabulousness of spiders, how a mayfly hatch is a good indicator of clean water, and how come he's the guy driving so slowly and gawking at the goldenrod by the side of the road.

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We've got daylight from 5:15am to 9:00pm this month, and from fireflies to songbirds to butterflies, dragon flies, frogs, wildflowers and trees, Mother Nature is taking advantage of every single second.