The first of the early spring flowers brings some early pollinators to our gardens.
The mating flight of the male woodcock is known as the sky dance. Throughout Indiana County in fields and meadows the male woodcock is performing his acrobatic flight to impress the nearby females. The dance begins about an hour before sunset and again about an hour before sunrise. Listen for a loud peenting sound of the male and then the distinctive fluttering of the wings as they ascend and descend at their calling grounds.
Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons License. Posted April 6, 2015.
Spotted Salamanders have started their migration to vernal pools throughout Indiana County. If you are traveling our roads at night keep an eye out for them to give them a chance to reach their mating areas. After mating they will make a return journey to their underground burrows, repeating the road crossing they made a few days before. Posted April 4, 2015.