When does spring come?
Yes, I know the spring equinox on March 20th, but I was thinking more about when do you see, hear and feel spring? What does spring look and sound like to you?
- When you can jump in puddles
- Find mud squishing under your boots
- Hear birds in the early morning
- See wild flowers peeking out from under the snow.
Eloise Butler Wild Flower garden would like spring to be here on April 1 each year so they can open the gates to young and old nature explorers. They are sure spring is here. Time to hunt for the early spring wild flowers, and listen to the birds sing. Well, spring is here but the gates are not open yet. This year the garden is still under snow and some of the paths are blocked by fallen tree limbs.
The wild flowers are there growing and lifting their heads but we will need to wait a few weeks for the warm air and sun to melt the snow and the park staff to clean the paths for us to go hiking in the garden. Susan, the garden curator, unlocked the gate and let me in the garden this week to see if the wild flowers were really up yet. I did not think we would find anything since we were walking almost knee-deep in snow in a few places. I was wrong! A few brave plants were already up for us to see. Here are three of the early plants.
While we are waiting for the official opening of the garden – let us know what signs of spring you see in your neighborhood or garden? When do you know that spring is here? Do you have a poem to share about spring?