With low temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s this week, it is hard to believe that last year on February 1 the 24-hour period began at 62°F and ended at 15°F with wind gusts of over 50 MPH that uprooted junipers near my house. February is starting much calmer this year. Cricket frogs are already chorusing. A wild turkey gobbler was practicing his strutting before a flock of hens near Oatmeal this morning. DOR (dead-on-road) skunks are beginning to litter the roads, a sign that the males are increasing their activity as breeding season begins. The birds are singing and the fish are biting. Whatever your passion, take advantage of the great weather and get outside.