But we mark the season in other ways.
The arrival of the first chipping sparrow, early for the rave. By February's Great American Bird Count , we'll see hundreds from the kitchen window.
A doe would probably shy away if she saw you in time. But a buck in mating has just one thing in mind. A person who ended up between him and satisfaction might be in for a fight, and the odds aren't in two-legged favor.
Hope you're enjoying the change of seasons, however you mark them.
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