A Sandhill crane here, a robin there, whitetail deer prints in the soft ground leading up to the sidewalk of the Sievers shop all indicate that we are transitioning into spring. Some shores are ice-free and some are still locked in, at least until the right wind direction comes along. A 10-year plus tradition on the Island has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Starting at the Electric Co-op and ending at Karly’s where corned beef and cabbage are served, this year’s parade saw only a few marching participants, but they were heartily cheered on by a good number of parade fans (including the winter Sievers staff). Boxes of new yarns, books and handmade items for the shop are coming in daily and […]
Signs of Spring
Jackson Harbor is always a good spot to see some of the first returning water birds, a sure sign that spring is arriving Some Pileated Woodpeckers ushered in spring by feasting on this tree across the road from Sunset Resort. More springtime visitors are the sand hill cranes. About a half-mile before you get to Sievers is a dip in the road under which in springtime, water often flows. Beginning in the fields below Mountain Road, what’s known to Islanders as “the creek” meanders north until it reaches Lake Michigan. A little more water and a little less snow and ice at the Washington Island Ferry Line Potato Dock landing!