We’ve had a couple of good rains this month, enough to revive some of the mossy spring-fed streams in our woods from bone dry to chortling streamlets. November is averaging about half the precipitation we historically get and our summer and fall also were dryer than usual.


The resurgence of the springs hidden in the woods relieves a strain on thirsty animals that want a sweet drink during the day without too much exposure. This is especially true for the deer, which seem to realize they’re being hunted now. (Brooklin, Maine)