Some tree buds open earlier than others. A good way to get to know the signs of spring in your area is to "adopt" a tree in your back yard or the local park. Visit it every week and take photos or draw pictures of what the buds look like.
- What sort of flowers does it have?
- When do they open?
- What do the flowers look like close-up?
- How long do they last?
- When do the leaves burst out?