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Spring Peepers in Connecticut – on March 1st.

Tonight for the first time we heard the spring peepers in Westbrook, Connecticut.  This is about seven weeks before what would be normal in the Catskills; my guess is that it’s at least four weeks before normal for this area.  Birds are returning as well.  The animals may be wrong, but nature seems to be guessing that winter is over.  I’ve seen no activity coming from native plants – the crocuses are up here, but they’re not native and can be forced to come up at almost any time.  No trees are budding.  No seeds are germinating.  But that’s got to be coming soon.  The ground is not frozen, and it’s 65 degrees at 11 p.m. on March First.

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  1. Otilia kloos

    Hello, John.

    Thank u for the spring call. I am trying to initiate my own garden with native plants ( I live in MN). I am studying your articles pointing to the native plants , the edibles, the restoration of the soil with no mow lawns. I am also using Prairie Nursery in MN as a guide, and MN DNR. I want to start out small, just because I have no experience. The only thing I did so far, in order to get back to the prairie grass in my back yard was to cover a big portion of it with tart. Shall i start getting new seeds now? Shall i also start getting seeds for blueberries, pieris flowers, apple trees, lindens, etc? Thank u, Otilia

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