As I write this on March 29th, 2021, spring is visible and audible everywhere at the lake. The Red Wing Blackbirds are calling. Buds are swelling. Snow is vanishing. The lake ice is darkening and fracturing with the recent rains and the lake level rose about 20 cm (almost 8”) in a week.
Just two days ago, this fox made a dash across the ice from the Short Arm past Fair Island. Today it would have a tougher time getting ashore without a swim as about 20 feet of open water ripples beside our dock.
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