Phenology Log 2014

April 2014

  • April 2 – First geese pairing up on Lake Konstanz
  • April 4 – Deer resistant Daffodils in full bloom
  • April 6 – First Bluebird eggs in a nest on Lake Konstanz Trail
  • April 12 – Dogwoods finally blooming weeks later than recent years
  • April 19 – First snails and earth worms seen slowly crossing the road
  • April 20 – First bluebird chicks hatched, but they were slackers who took an extra week to fledge
  • April 20 – First kayaking on the lake to see grass carp surfacing from the deep
  • April 22 – Caterpillars by the hundreds emerge from their tent colonies
  • April 27 – First turtle, an Ornate Box Turtle, spotted madly rushing across a road
  • April 30 – a Red-eared Slider turtle seen this day
  • May 7 – Turbocharged green beetles (Calosoma Scrutator to be exact courtesy of Keith Thompson’s identification) are racing everywhere in hunt of caterpillars