Scott and I spent a few hours working on repairing the fence this morning. The ground is still not thawed around the pond and as you can see from the picture, there is still a good cover of ice on the pond. When Scott informed me that he had walked across the ice earlier in the morning, I asked him to repeat his reckless behavior (making me even more reckless without having to pay for the cost of error) so i could get a picture. As you can see, the ice is still pretty thick…not even a hint of cracking under his weight.
So we wait and see how the salamander migration will begin. The next 4 days look cold, especially at night, and dry so i think we are in for a little delay.
Scott will keep you posted.