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It there a certain plant or animal who's appearance best signals the approach of

  1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    It there a certain plant or animal who's appearance best signals the approach of spring for you?

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  2. Louise Lately profile image70
    Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago

    I really enjoy seeing daffodils spring up in London during March and hearing birdsong more intensly during the evenings and mornings. The most prominent sign is that the darkness subsides and evenings are longer. I can't wait for Spring to arrive!

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love the lengthening of the days. I really hate getting up in the dark.

  3. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 4 years ago

    For the beginning or very early spring here in Scotland, it's the snowdrops and crocus - we don't usually get the beautiful daffodils for a few weeks yet, but they are also a sign that spring is definately here!

    Later in the spring it tends to be for me the new born lambs - it's great to see these wee cuties running about over the fields.!

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds beautiful, I'd love to see the lambs.

    2. Seeker7 profile image95
      Seeker7posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They are beautiful and it really cheers folks up to see them!

  4. Cantuhearmescream profile image81
    Cantuhearmescreamposted 4 years ago

    The robin! I remember as a young child my father pointing out the first robin sighting of spring and announce that spring has come. Living in New York, the Robin is a creature to be envious of, migrating to the south for the cold, dark winter season and returning in the spring once the living conditions are back to acceptable. The first robin sighting of the season brings a sigh of relief.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I saw the first robin in my yard last week, I'm afraid he's a bit chilly now though.

    2. Cantuhearmescream profile image81
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sherry,
      I have been counting down the days until March; the "ugly" month, with brown dirty snow and one season trying to leave while another makes way. I had been looking foward to warmth and sunshine and we have had a frigid week with snow. argh!

  5. Prolet Trifonova profile image62
    Prolet Trifonovaposted 4 years ago

    In my country, Bulgaria, the snowdrop is known as "The spring harbinger" smile

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They are such beautiful hardy little flowers.

  6. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    I love the natural succession of plants and flowers when Spring comes round the corner.
    But I see the snowdrop as a deceiver! It's a pretty wee thing but it can start shooting up in the coldest weather! Daffodils are great and I can see them bursting through the earth now, but there's a chill in the wind!
    When Jack by the Hedge starts to grow I know the warmer weather is here and Spring has wiped its feet and is in the door! Jack by the Hedge is a thin green plant about knee high that loves hedgerows and wood sides. It has tiny white flowers and lovely shaped leaves and smells of garlic when rubbed.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for those vivid descriptions. The daffodils here often get snowed on, but at least their appearance tells us spring is coming.

  7. LCDWriter profile image95
    LCDWriterposted 4 years ago

    My cats shedding all over the house signals spring to me. ;-)

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Not as picturesque as some of the answers, but a harbinger of spring nonetheless

  8. ytsenoh profile image86
    ytsenohposted 4 years ago

    Initially, I thought spring was showing its face when my tulips started erupting through the ground, but then we were greeted by two snowstorms and they are now quite buried still under snow.  The sounds of happy birds early in the morning is usually the best tip that spring is finally approaching.  And when spring is here and we have a cloudy rainy day, I usually tell some friends, sometimes you have to be your own sun.  For now, listen for the birds and watch lawns turn green again.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love the new grass. I'm afraid my tulips never make it, they're always a little ahead of the season.

 
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