Yesterday, my mother asked me is I’d seen the snow geese flying overhead. She said, it’s that time of year, and I should be on the lookout. I said I didn’t think I could tell the difference from the ground between the snow geese and the Canada geese but she said, oh yes, there is a big difference and that I could definitely tell. The snow geese are much larger and make a very loud call. Some of her friends in Pennsylvania had seen them, so surely I would too. You must have a local hotline to call to see if snow geese had been sited in the area, she said. I will be on the lookout, I told her. So now I am looking up a lot. I did see a barren Baltimore oriole nest hanging high over the road this morning. I probably would have missed it had I not been on the lookout for the snow geese.