’s Seasonal Audience

An interesting quirk of this web site’s audience is that it has a growth spurt each spring and summer. Here are the monthly page views from July 2004 to June 2007 — each sudden spurt correlates to the start of spring; each decline to the fall and winter:

From this I can only guess that most of my page views are generated by people searching for information about garter snakes, and that most of them do so when garter snakes are out and about in the wild. This suggests that I should provide more information for people who find garter snakes in their gardens, and not just for people who keep them in cages.