We had a major wind storm that blew the roofs off of some people's homes. I skated by with a semi-demolished cold frame and a yard full of leaves and twigs. I think I can put the cold frame back together. I consider myself to be very lucky.
|Shredded leaves make nice mulch.|
My seedlings have continued to grow. I re-potted some of the perennials. The tomatoes are nearly ready to be re-potted as well. They should all be ready to go into the garden by mid-May.
I have also continued to watch the wildlife in the garden. Last month, I counted 22 species since January. This month, I can add the following species to my count list:
23. Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
25. Redwinged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
26. Bufflehead Duck (Bucephala albeola)
27. Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
28. Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
29. Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
30. Canadian Goose (Branta canadensis)
31. Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
32. American Robin (Turdis Migratorius)
33. Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
I've been tracking my wildlife sightings on http://ebird.org and http://inaturalist.org. I recommend these to anyone with an interest in tracking what they see in nature and sharing their discoveries with others.
So that's about it for March. I hope to get a lot more done this April. Happy gardening, reader!
|Great Blue Heron - Photo taken last summer.|