Observations for April 2018

Well, that was quite a March. In like a lion and out the same way! And so far, April hasn’t let us see that the welcome changes announcing the arrival of spring really are on their way. And yet the snowdrops are blooming, red maples are lending a reddish tinge to the dark woods, the giant piles of snow are disappearing, and lake ice has yielded to open water. Can spring’s green mist be far behind?

The unseasonably cold and snowy March means we should be having an exceptional season of spring flowers as the delayed early bloomers join those that come later. By the end of the month we may all be wondering how summer got here so quickly! Whatever happens, there’s bound to be something new and interesting to see or hear almost every day. Pause for a few minutes each day to find it near you, then share it with the 160 or so subscribers to the Kent CAC Nature Almanac! It’s easy — click here then scroll to the end of the page and fill in the form. (Your first observation might take a little while to show up since we need to manually process it to help keep “spam” to a minimum.) We’ll pick your observation up and assemble it with others for publication at the end of the month. Or, if you’d prefer, you can send your observations to almanac@kentcac.info. Either way works!