THE CLIMB. Today begins our adventure out of yet another spring trough and tonight’s lows will likely be the chilliest of the week. We cover that along with prepping yourself for some pesky spring flora and fauna in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: LET IT BE. Keep an eye out for emerging stands of poison ivy. Wear boots and long pants when working in the field or hiking this spring.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 5/10 – Improvement. – Hi 46, Lo 26, Wind N@13, G20
Tomorrow: Mon 5/11 – Calm – Hi 50, Lo 23, Wind NE@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:07AM 8:46AM 4:28AM 4:57PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (88% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30-5:30PM. Winds begin to fade and moon underfoot will help with this post-frontal day in the Edge Hour.
ITCHIN’ Being able to identify poison ivy in the wild is key to avoiding an itchy start to summer. When walking your favorite fishing trail or heading out to do a little camera or stand work for hunting, pick those plants out and avoid them, and make a mental or map note as to where they are as they come back in the same spots every year.
PICKIN’ It’s also tick season, so tight-roll those field pants if you’re out and about, or seal those cuffs with wraps of reversed duct tape to trap the little buggers making their way up from the ground. Tickborne diseases are on the rise, according to the CDC, especially by expanding species like the lone star tick.
SCRATCHIN’ We’ll be fighting for every degree this week as we struggle to crack 65 by next Saturday. Rain chances linger into the weekend, but snow is likely done. NOAA maps show ND in the split for temperature variance and above normal for rain.