Small (very small) Signs of Spring

We had some slightly warmer weather today.  We still have areas of snow on the ground, but it is melting.  I wandered around our lawn looking for invertebrates.


I had to look under some firewood before I found anything.  This very small snail–Vallonia, perhaps, was there.  Is it alive still?  I am not sure.


I sat the firewood on the picnic table to take photographs.  About five minutes after I had started photographing the snail, a spider crawled out.  I don’t know where it came from.


Next came this small red mite.


Finally, a small springtail started crawling.

Small signs of spring, but signs nevertheless.




About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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