Friday, April 18, 2014

Hang Ten

sunning turtle (c) John Ashley
It's official. We briefly cleared a sunny 60F degrees this afternoon before the clouds and rain moved back in. And the first turtle of 2014 emerged from the lake bottom mud to do a little basking in the sun. The surface ice broke up about a week later than last spring, so the water temperature is finally starting to rise. Another week or two of warm-ish days, and the arctic grayling will move into the stream and start spawing. Summer is on its way.