FINE FRIDAY. Before our weekend washes away, get out there and enjoy today! Light winds, a high around 60 and sunny skies will be your last feel of spring’s nicer side before things get a little dicey tomorrow. We’ve got birds, bees and blustery conditions on tap in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Milkweed is becoming an important part of garden plantings for monarch butterflies, and part of a growing trend addressed in our Outdoors Roundup. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 5/8 – Calmer – Hi 60, Lo 27, Wind SE@9.
Tomorrow: Sat 5/9 – Ugh! – Hi 42, Lo 30, Wind N@25, G35, .2” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:55PM 7:18AM 2:31AM 3:00PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moon underfoot, warm temps and nice breezes will make the mid-afternoon stretch your Edge Hour.
TIPS FOR BIRD WATCHING. The NDG&F provides more information following their great piece on birding in North Dakota with simple tips and tricks for bird watching in the agency’s weekly web short.
ADDED BENEFITS. In a piece from the National Wildlife Federation, the organization details an increase in pollinator- and bird-friendly gardening practices that not only protect these species but help them flourish.
ONE LAST TIME? Models are predicting a swipe of snow on the backside of the polar vortex that has busted loose for the weekend and will be hitting the north eastern third of the U.S. Hopefully, this will be our last brush with old man winter; especially with eight inches(!?) possible between Lake Metigoshe and Devils Lake.