The spring equinox (also known as the March equinox or vernal equinox) will occur on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:15 a.m.  This means that the amount of daylight and darkness will be approximately equal on that day, the astronomical first day of spring.  On the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the Sun’s rays about equally.

Spring is an awakening period; temperatures become warmer, the ground thaws, and animals that spent the winter in hibernation come out of their dens.  Also, many animals give birth in the spring. Wisconsin chipmunks, for example, have two breeding seasons, the first of which is from April to June.  Gray squirrels also have two mating seasons, with the first litter being born between late March and early April.  Skunks in southeastern Wisconsin mate in mid-to-late February and the young are born in May.  Why is all of this important? Because spring is when you can expect to see an increase in wildlife activity, and Advanced Wildlife Control can help with wild animals that have become a nuisance.

It is also important to remember to keep wildlife in the wild.  Young, wild animals appear cute and helpless to humans, and if an animal is seen on its own it might appear to be abandoned, but the parent is usually close by.  The adult animal may leave the young animal while it goes in search of food or it may be scared away, but it will return to care for the young. Only if you know that they young animal is orphaned should you take any action, which would be to contact professional wildlife experts.  Take time to appreciate the wonder of wildlife in their natural habitat, but do so from a distance, for your sake and for that of the animals.

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