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It’s March in New Hampshire and gradually we’re seeing and hearing the signs of spring. Actually one of our most important signs of spring is the sound of red-winged blackbirds as they arrive and start staking out territory. We heard them last week, but perhaps they’ve been here longer. Also just this weekend, I noticed the spring call of a chickadee – a kind of fee-bee sort of call. I’ve also seen rabbits darting across the street when I’m driving home in the evening. Is that a sign of spring? I’m not sure. I haven’t notice skunks yet.

Although we don’t have a true MUD season like some areas of New England, our front yard has turned into an ugly brown mess. And spring bulbs are starting to push shoots up through the ground – daffodils and crocii.

What are your sure signs of spring? What do you watch for or wait for?

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