Late last week we noted that the joyful robins of springtime had arrived on the hill. Along with the recently spotted woodpecker (saw 3 of them scoping our bird feeder the other morning), it’s clear that spring is in the air. Throw in honest-to-goodness sunny days, and it’s hard to believe we’re supposedly getting 6 more weeks of winter. I’d like to side with the rival woodchuck in hoping for an early spring. The worms (and general bug population) must really be suffering – the robins like to move in groups, sort of mowing through grass and leaves, turning everything over, and gobbling everything up. Yay for the return of the robins!