For me, a sure sign that winter is on its way is the arrival of juncos to our back yard. I usually spot them closer to Thanksgiving, but today November 8th I just caught a glimpse of one feeding below our feeder.
Today we also had our first snow flurries while the sun was shinning.
And today I noticed a few squirrels are starting to get that white fur on the back of their ears.
Here in SE PA, we are waiting for an early arctic blast that will plunge us into minus freezing temps at night for a few days. Most of the country will be hit by this arctic blast. I did some last minute outdoor chores to prepare for the freeze.
Well the juncos are here until April.
We will see what Old Man Winter brings to our area this winter.