They say that spring will come soon to the northern hemisphere.  Here in Michigan, we are waiting anxiously for its arrival.  February can be a cold gray month with little opportunity for astronomical viewing.  So why is it that a little rodent can predict the arrival of spring? If you are lucky to live in an area without excessive outdoor lighting at night, the summer Milky Way is a sight to behold. That’s assuming your skies are dark enough.  You must watch this brief video.