April 08, 2021

Ways I know spring is coming

Journal entry for OSU Phenology Fridays

The musky scent of skunks mating fills the air.
Duck migrations increase, and turkey vultures return to the skies and male red-winged blackbirds establish mating territories.
Eastern skunk cabbage begins to bloom.
Red maple blooms give the woods a hint of color.
The tiny red female flowers of hazelnuts emerge, joining their male catkin counterparts.

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