So it is a puzzle to me why the aspen trees are trying to send forth their leaves in the heart of winter. We have had 204" of snow so far with our real heavy snow months ahead of us. It has been cold, winter wind, and over two feet of snow on the ground. Lots of winter still ahead of us and therefore it is a real puzzle to me why in the dead of winter the aspen trees are wanting to leaf out. We still have and are having some brutal cold, snow, wind and now the trees are trying to produce leaves. I wish I could make some sense out of this strange behavior. It is all of our aspen trees and not just one or two.
The other day I was moving some firewood and it was below freezing and as I picked up a piece of wood a spider started to crawl across the snow. First time I have ever seen a spider in very cold weather even move let alone crawl. I'm sure all this means something but it is well beyond my comprehension what to make of it.
Something for sure is going on that this should be happening like it is. Usually when the aspen trees bud out the song birds have returned. Not a single song bird so far so all this strange behavior is beyond my comprehension. Something strange is happening for sure, I just don't know what is causing it to happen or why it is happening.