Impatient For Spring? Sharing Signs Of The Season From Vermont Naturalist Ronald Rood

While we are impatiently waiting for signs of the coming of green, Vermont is busy giving us a sneak peak for those who know where to look and what to look for.

“For nearly two hours the barkside banquet continued,” wrote Rood in 1968. “Then the sun moved, abandoning the tree trunk to strike the thermometer, which soared to the mid forties. With the coming of share to cool their home, the flies slipped back into winter. And the chickadees returned to the bird feeder. Such little tastes of spring make it hard to say, really when spring actually does begin. The calendar gives one date. The ground hog and his shadow foretell another. Countless little clues like a bunch of flies that can not wait showcase an impatient spring waiting to bloom.”

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One Response to “Impatient For Spring? Sharing Signs Of The Season From Vermont Naturalist Ronald Rood”

  1. Syl Says:

    Ah, alas, we here in Pagosa country Colorado know the feeling of a delayed spring…We had two weeks of springtime, and then back to freezing temps and night and snow flurrys…

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