Welcome to late winter. Late winter is that time of year when it seems like we get more snow; perhaps it’s the mixing of warm/cold fronts that brings in more precipitation? I’m not sure. I know it’s also late winter when the chickens begin laying a few more eggs due to the slight increase in day-light hours. Late winter means the red maple buds will be slightly swelling too soon enough.¬†Late winter has also set in when it’s slightly snowing, yet the maple sap is running (“sap snow”). Late winter is a time to lounge in the sugar house & think about spring.¬†



May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association