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Signs of Spring

May 01, 2014

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Spring has sprung, it’s everywhere you look, from the weather forecast to the smiles on people’s faces! Find out more about the Signs of Spring!

This bee on a cherry blossom is a sure sign of spring!This bee on a cherry blossom is a sure sign of spring!

Flower Power

As soon as you start to see daffodils and crocuses pushing up through the ground, it’s a sure sign that spring is on the way (even if there’s still frost on the ground). Those are just the flowers leading the pack, there are also tulips, daisies and cherry blossoms if you live in a city with cherry trees.

These crocuses are pushing through the winter snowThese crocuses are pushing through the winter snow

Time and Temperature

The Spring Equinox (usually marked on calendars) is a pretty easy way to figure out when it’s spring. Remember the old memory trick for time change “Spring Forward, Fall Back”? Well the clocks go forward one hour as we go into spring, adding an extra hour of daylight to this beautiful season, and naturally the temperature goes up as well!

The Spring Equinox is the official start of springThe Spring Equinox is the official start of spring

Animal Alert!

Flowers aren’t the only ones that come out of hiding during spring, after the cold of winter you’ll notice more animals out enjoying the warmer weather and greener environment, everything from birds and butterflies to deer and insects start making their appearance.

Wildlife like this fawn come out of hidingWildlife like this fawn come out of hiding

Rain and Shine

After the long dark winter, the first thing you notice about spring is the sunshine, although it’s the rain that truly brings out the beauty in this season, nourishing the grass and flowers. And of course, wherever there’s sunshine you’re bound to see more smiles!

The rain nourishes the plants in springThe rain nourishes the plants in spring

Have Your Say

What is your fave sign of spring? Let us know in the comments section below!