Signs of Spring in Eastern Iowa
on Mar 10, 2012
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.
Yesterday morning we played outside in the 38 degree weather. As I lamented the cold temps, I decided I must find out if spring is on the way. Here is photographic evidence from my yard THAT SPRING IS NIGH!
But the best sign of spring is the return of the Red Wing Blackbirds. Last year I learned from my friend Melanie that their return to Eastern Iowa signals spring. I was determined to watch out for their arrival this year; but alas, I forgot, until I noticed them a couple days ago. Melanie first spotted them on Feb 28 this year. Last year she spotted them on Feb 19. It’s pretty interesting that they are later this year than last, since last year’s winter was so much nastier. In any case, WELCOME HOME Red Wing Blackbirds! I’m ready for spring. It can warm up any day now…
What are the signs of spring in your neck of the woods?