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