Monday, 30 April 2007

Lilac Watch

I promised to track some of the signs of spring.

As of April 30th, I report:

No trout lilies yet.

Spring peepers are peeping and sugaring is finished.

There are a few black flies and I have seen one trillium in bud. Black flies and trilliums arrive and depart together, usually.

The deer are grazing instead of browsing.

We have redwing blackbirds, American goldfinches in spring courting dress, and woodpeckers drumming.

The grass is starting to green up and the weeds are doing, as usual, a bit better.

And here is the lilac series.


April 25th

Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Hm! My crosuses and daffodils are up and my yard was LOUSY with robins yesterday! It's SPRING!