The month of February brought higher than average temperatures where I live, and just one day of snow that melted quickly because the temps were so high. The warmer weather allowed me to get out and walk quite often, and even when it wasn’t so warm, I bundled up and hit the local trails and parks. The Red Winged Blackbirds returned during the last few days of February, signaling the advent of Spring. Their mating calls heard wherever I walked. Earlier sunrises greeted me, and later sunsets. When I spotted Crocuses along the banks of a creek I knew for sure spring was coming and said so long to February.