Winter Solstice 2015

The calendar suggests that “winter is coming.”  In fact, the winter solstice will occur on December 22.

The arrival of this new season will mark the return of the shortest days of the entire year.  We should all consider extending these short days with evening outdoor activities as well as being prepared to make the most of the daylight hours available.

Here is a short list of winter outdoor activities to consider:

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Winter is a great time for birdwatching from the comfort of your own home.  Consider putting up a few bird feeders.  Here is a guide to the most common winter visitors to your feeders.  For more info about winter bird feeding, please view my prior post.

Read about how snowflakes form.  View the science of snowflakes.  View a slideshow of photographs of snowflakes.

Speaking of snow, here are some recipes for you to consider:

Happy trails!