Ok , so I was outside putting together a slow feeder for my hay on Monday when I nearly stepped on one of these.
I wouldn't have been terribly surprised if I were still living in the south to see one in February, but in the northeast in Feb?? Our average annual last frost is still 2 1/2 months away.
I also have crocus in bloom, daffodils up and the maple trees are actually starting to unfurl some leaves. I'm afraid the orchard is going to start budding up and them Whammo! Winter might actually arrive this year.
While it may be good that the pastures are starting to green up, I'm concerned about what this wacky weather is going to do to the garden and fruits.
Oh, and the horses are staring to really shed too.