Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A spring night hike

I'd scheduled a spring full moon hike for April 6 (at the botanical garden where I work), not realizing that it was Good Friday (so maybe not such a good time for Christian observers), but then again, it may be a lovely evening to connect with nature and spirit.

A previous (almost) full moon
The warm season in the Southern U.S. --spring, summer, and fall-- is magical with night sounds.  Insects and frogs (of many species) are the primary players in the nocturnal symphony, with birds punctuating the transition from dusk to dark, and perhaps some of the night flying birds (such as owls) will be calling out.

The exceptionally warm winter and early spring means that the nocturnal symphony is playing earlier than normal.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. When taking the dogs out at night I hesitate going too far from the house....walking through the garden would be hard for me. We do have a chorus of nocturnal songs... and most nights two Barred Owls talking to each other.

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