Rhodora blooming, chokecherries, and honeysuckle. Actual visible needles on the tamaracks. Also the tent caterpillars are blooming. They love cherry blossoms. Or cherry leaves . . .
One each squashed red squirrel and gray squirrel, plus some warbler-sized bird with an olive back. That is not particularly distinctive.
World warmed up, dried off, I got out on the bike. Did not die.
15.28 miles, 1:15:02
Air temperature 52 F, wind south about 5 mph, overcast. Not yet raining.
Have another bit of Life in Maine:
One dead woodchuck, about 3.5 miles into my ride. Silly critter was hanging out in an industrial park.
Lilacs blooming, wild strawberries, working apple trees and some ferals, and flowering quince to bait in hummingbirds.
Air temperature got up over 60 F, winds 10 mph gusting over 20, so I just took a local route. Didn't feel like coating myself in slimy cold sunscreen for extended riding. Call me a wimp and get over it.
16.5 miles, 1:30:20