Early spring can be an ambiguous time. For instance, last year in Ohio, high temperatures this month were in the 80s; this year high temperatures have been in the 40s. Winter-like or summer-like, apparently it all averages out!
If one didn’t know the date, it might be easy to mistake the season for late autumn.
However, there are certain things that one will notice this time of year. For instance, familiar birds are starting to sing once more.
Birds are pairing up again, and courtship displays can be seen.
A few early birds are already upon a nest!
Birds you’ve not seen in a while start showing up again as the weather turns warmer. Can you name the following 8 species that have returned early?
Plants are starting to peek out of the ground once more.
Early wildflower blooms have been spotted.
Trees are budding more heavily.
Creatures are more active.
Early spring is a dress rehearsal for the warmer weather ahead, and a promise of things to come. The wait won’t be long now!