The last few days have been quite typical for late spring: lots of fog with some sunshine thrown into the mix.
Out on the trail the crowberry heath is showing some green patches coming through, but there’s still no sign of anything flowering. Crackerberries are springing up and unfurling their leaves, buzzing insects are becoming an increasing annoyance. In the forest, moose are driving away their young to make way for new offspring. Out over the ocean the northern gannets have been flying by for a while now, and I’ve seen some groups of common murres too. The boat tours have started up their ‘slow’ season and I’ve read that there are already some Atlantic puffins on the islands in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.
Right now you can’t see it through all this fog, but June is most definitely on the horizon, bringing with it more light, flowers, wildlife and eventually full-on summer. Don’t tell anyone though, I don’t want to jinx it.