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Western meadowlark (Illustration by Mike Jacobs)

ALWAYS IN SEASON: Meadowlark puts exclamation mark on spring’s arrival

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The meadowlark is the punctuation mark in the statement, “Spring has sprung!”

For the western meadowlark is a true migrant. Very few spend the winter so far north as this, and those that try do not usually survive. Although I’ve seen them in our area in late December, I’ve never seen one here in January or February.

By mid-March, I begin expecting them.

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