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By ogopogo
#87497
March 20_2018 we finally made it; the first day of Spring!
I've seen:
-Admirals Butterflies on the path to Swan Lake. (did you know they like to eat tree sap and bird droppings ahead of nectar?)
-birders sitting on the bench at Swan Lake with bins on warblers having a chat
-fuzzy black field spiders
-big black Bumblebees buzzing around my head
-a Dad bird trying to teach his offspring to sing: Dad trills a good one, baby sings one long middle C note, but with gusto!
-herons building nests
-a single ant on the sidewalk
and my sister phoned from Kelowna all excited to see her first Robin.

What symbolizes Spring where you are?
By jewill
#87505
Cherry Blossoms!
Other Spring flowers and the budding leaves on trees.
Birds diligently gathering nesting material.
Elaborate mating displays by some of the local ducks - Mergansers, Goldeneye, Mallards, to name just a few.
I’m with you Paul...I love Spring and Fall; I can do without Summer’s heat and Winter’s snow.
By jewill
#87512
I was just outside and thought of another: the drumming of woodpeckers.
There’s been some serious drilling going on out back the last few days so I’m thinking it’s probably the Pileated or maybe the Flickers making a new home.

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