Last week I saw a bobcat crossing Charleston-Volcano Road. It was the first one I'd seen in nearly two years, and only the fourth one I've seen in nearly 29 years of living in Amador County.
Our saw-whet owl is back. And this morning, the dawn chorus of birds was nearly overwhelming. Spring is certainly here now, in spite of that strong freeze we had last weekend.
This evening, I heard from a neighbor that we have a mountain lion visiting the neighborhood. He heard it near his barn. Another neighbor saw and heard it, too.
We'll watch and listen for it now.