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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

February 2009mahon woods

Feb 28 There was a total of 15.7 inches of new snow during the month of February and we end the month in Green Bay with a snow depth of 8 inches.
Feb 26

Green Bay received 5.6 inches of snow.

Spring might be on the way as this morning the strong scent of skunk was on the wind.  The poor creature must have awoke and found that winter was still in control and "vented" his disgust (Dave Parsons).

Feb 24 Green Bay received 4.2 inches of snow.
Feb 18 Green Bay received 2.8 inches of snow.
Feb 16

This morning on my way home from the YMCA around 9 o'clock I was delighted to see an adult Bald Eagle in a tall cottenwood tree across from the East UWGB entrance.  I am always amazed and thrilled to see these majestic birds in our urban habitat (David Parsons).

Feb 12 Green Bay's snow depth is now reduced to1 inch and there is much exposed ground on open sites (my camera is in for repairs so no photos for a while).
Feb 11

Red-winged blackbirds reported back in Chicago - North Park Village Nature Center (lat. 41.9862426; long. -87.7284369) by Julie Sacco. This site is about 175 miles due south of Green Bay. We normally do not see returning Red-wings until early March in the Green Bay area--it was March 12 before I saw any flocks of returning Red-wings in Green Bay last year.

Yesterday's high temperature of 50, coupled with vigorous winds in Green Bay reduced the snow cover from 6 inches to 2 inches in one day.

Feb 10 Green Bay's temperature reached 50° F today, our warmest temperature since November 6 (99 days).
Feb 04 Green Bay's low temperature was -6° F this morning.
Feb 01

After a record snowfall in December and a very cold January in Green Bay (13th coldest), February begins on a positive note with a high temperature of 37° F. Snow depth in Green Bay is 12 inches and it is 15 inches in Rhinelander.

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