First of Season Snow

By Derek Stoner, Family Programs Coordinator

A dusting of snow covers an Oak-leaf Hydrangea leaf at Ashland.  Photo by Derek Stoner 12.6.09.
A dusting of snow covers an Oak-leaf Hydrangea leaf at Ashland. Photo by Derek Stoner 12.6.09.

With a bit of cold weather finally arriving in the region, and the persistent precipitation of late, the conditions added up to produce the season’s first snowfall yesterday. 

Starting in early afternoon and lasting until late Saturday, a wet snow(mixed with sleet) coated the landscape in white.  Up to two inches of the “white stuff” fell in northern Delaware.

A Red Fox patiently waits at the snowy edge of a pond this morning.  Photo by Derek Stoner 12.6.09
A Red Fox patiently waits at the snowy edge of a pond this morning. Photo by Derek Stoner 12.6.09

Although the snow may not last long on the ground, it provides a reminder of the winter to come.  The birds visit the feeders a little more often, the squirrels start adding more dry leaves to their nests, and deer feed a little bit more in order to prepare for the next few months of cold.

How much snow will we get this winter in Delaware?  Time will tell.

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