Rain rain go away…. It is somewhat of a curse to wish good rain to depart, since this is the time when the farmers are looking to the skies for the wet stuff to fall. But these past 2 weeks we have had nearly 9 inches shower down.
Now our pastures and wheat fields are saturated with the runoff gathering in low lying areas creating ponds where no ponds have been; but much to the gladness of our Spring migratory birds.
Several types of ducks have been spotted in the area; also, great blue herons, curlews and pipers, and even a Western Grebe (usually spotted near our lakes or city dam).
With all this rain we have an abundance of wildflowers blooming this season
and plentiful toadstools and mushrooms.