An 83 degree day on March 14th? What a year we have had so far! Spring seems to have started in February as our local Sandhill Cranes made their journey back. This morning I got a close encounter with one returning to its wetland area as I was hiking through. I also had a Timberdoodle this morning which REALLY seals the Springtime deal! Add to that the Meadowlarks, Chorus Frogs & Tree Swallows makes for an excellent morning hike!