the robin. Oops, not that Robin this robin…
Today is the Vernal Equinox
– the day in March when the sun’s light is directly over the earth’s equator and day and night all over the world are approximately equal in length.
The signs of spring are everywhere
, one of the first signs we see in St. Louis are the jonquil
leaves pushing up through the earth, followed soon after by the forsythia
. Of course the birds have heralded spring well ahead of any of the plants and flowers.
Check out these beautiful bird calls/songs at Cornell Lab of Ornithology
. You can choose different birds to listen to, which I spent a lot of time doing and it nearly drove our cats crazy! Listening to the birds sing will surely get you in the mood for spring, if you are not already there. We hear Song Sparrows, Robins, Cardinals (the birds, not the Catholic kind), Wrens (House and Carolina), and Chickadees, among others. What is your favorite bird call/song?
Last year I posted a “Signs of Spring” worksheet that I love. In fact I love it so much that I am going to post it again (just click on the worksheet image and it will take you to the full worksheet). Take it outside and mark down the signs of spring!
Remember, spring is a time to spring back, to rebound, to leap forward! Close your eyes and feel a renewed sense of purpose.
Spring has sprung – enjoy it!