Conditions: Drought conditions continue. Today - Time 10am, temp. 48F, SW wind 16 mph, partly cloudy. Trails are muddy to damp with few patches of snow remaining, especially on the Lower Buff Trail and the bottom portions of the Windmill Trail. Temps in the 70's and stiff breeze should further reduce snow coverage and dry out the trails by late afternoon.
Observations: 2013 First Sightings - one shed deer antler. Reptiles - No sightings reported. Birds - Sightings include House Finch, White-winged Dove at the feeders. Mammals - Desert Mule Deer fresh scat and tracks are more scarce than before the blizzard. Fresh Coyote scat and tracks as well as Bobcat tracks were seen in the windmill area. Plants - Some cools season grasses are sporting new leaves while gramas are showing a slight hint of green at the base of the plants. Insects - None noted.