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PHENOLOGY

Phenology

Third Week of November

Gossamers - single strands of spider silk - hang from tree and shrub branches, glistening silver-white in the sunshine. Short-tailed weasels are now white except for the tips of their tails, which remain black. Weasels in white are called ermines. Having turned from brown to white, they are looking for snow cover. Lingering flocks of eastern bluebirds remain. Listen for the muffled musical whistles of tundra swans overhead, a wonderful sign of fall. They are traveling from their summer range north of the Arctic Circle to their winter range along the Atlantic coast. Find hundreds, sometimes thousands, of migrating tundra swans in the Mississippi River backwaters just south of Brownsville.

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