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.