Monday, March 16, 2009

Latin Names

One of the first Latin names I learned was that of the American Robin, Terdus migratorius.
I am not certain of the meaning of the first part of its name but the second refers to its migratory habit. Robins are yet another sign of spring, soon the grass will begin to green and the lawn will need mowing. Until then I will be satisfied with the warming temperatures and other lovely reminders that spring is on its way...hope it lasts a good long time.

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