One way to get to know the signs of spring in your area is to "adopt" a tree in your back yard. Observe it over the next few weeks and jot notes about what's happening - or draw pictures of what the buds look like.
Some things you'll want to pay attention to include:
- 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?
Become a "citizen scientist" for Project BudBurst and share data with others.