By Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Program Team Leader
If we could send a cool breeze through your computer screen this week, we would. Nature is adapting to the hot conditions outdoors at Ashland these days through a number of means. For instance, I took a quick walk by a small creek yesterday and spooked up a huge number of Gray Catbirds and American Robins that were bathing and taking advantage of the cooler micro-climate. If you see a bird in your yard on a hot day, take a look…it might be panting like a dog. Other animals like White-tailed Deer and Red Fox become very nocturnal. Birds like a Red-tailed Hawk might take a flight into high altitudes to cool off.
Here are a few photos from a colder season to help you deal with the heat this week. I will still take summertime!