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newbee 101
03-28-2005, 12:16 PM
Crocus bloomed today, (barely,because of rain)March 28 in Bethel CT 06801. SPRING IS HERE!

newbee 101
04-16-2005, 12:33 PM
First open dandelion, April 16 , Bethel CT 06801

dickm
09-24-2005, 03:01 PM
The later goldenrod seems to have bitten the dust today in central CT.

Dickm

newbee 101
03-11-2006, 07:15 PM
March 11 2006
Bethel Ct 06801

Pussy Willow bursting open.
No visible pollen yet.

newbee 101
03-13-2006, 01:58 PM
March 11 2006
Bethel Ct 06801

Crocus

It was March 28 last year!

bluegrass
03-22-2007, 01:53 PM
pear 3/22/07
40517

bluegrass
07-31-2007, 03:28 AM
golden rod 7/30/07, 40517

GRIMBEE
08-14-2007, 04:12 PM
Goldenrod 8-14-07 stratford Ct

Jas0n Bresson
02-29-2008, 06:57 PM
April 14th in 2005

bluegrass
03-19-2008, 06:25 AM
Red maple, locust. 03/17/08
40517

bluegrass
03-28-2008, 06:16 PM
3/27/08
Pear,
40517

GRIMBEE
04-15-2008, 05:37 PM
Dandelion and Silver maple
04\13\08
06614

Jas0n Bresson
04-20-2008, 04:27 PM
4 dandelions in the back yard:D

lfnh
08-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Goldenrod

8-6-2008 Just started.

06422

lfnh
08-09-2008, 09:50 PM
Loosestrife (aka: purple top)

08-07-2008 in flow

06422

GRIMBEE
08-10-2008, 04:36 PM
06614 Goldenrod is starting to bloom:D 08/10/08

BeeCurious
03-12-2011, 03:02 PM
10562
Crocus

3-12

Bees are visiting the crocus.

bjw27
02-23-2012, 04:06 PM
06424 CT
2/20/12
Snow drops-
Bees had bright orange pollen from these.
Witch Hazel-
just went by in my yard but is just blossoming a mile down the street.

bjw27
03-11-2012, 04:11 PM
06424, CT Zone 6b
3/11/12
Skunk Cabbage
Bees are bringing in loads of light yellow pollen from these.

bjw27
03-18-2012, 06:56 AM
06424 CT
zone 6b
3/15
Maples just started to blossom

jonica
03-11-2013, 12:46 PM
06340 zone 6a Bees bringing yellow pollen looks like skunk cabbage

dnichols
04-01-2013, 03:38 PM
March 30
06759 Litchfield, CT
Bees bringing in orange pollen. Found them in several patches of snow drops, Galanthus sp. These began flowering 2 weeks ago.
Yellow pollen, suspect pussy willow and or skunk cabbage
A couple with tan pollen, most likely Red maple but they are a week away from really popping.

jonica
04-08-2013, 08:58 AM
Groton, CT 06340 6a 11:00am 62 degrees calm clear maples full bloom 3/4 of returning bees with full baskets.

JonnyBeeGood
04-09-2013, 02:34 PM
Southington, Ct. 06479
Red maples blooming & the wife's Purple Flowering Plum tree is just starting to bloom.

dnichols
04-10-2013, 03:12 PM
Red maples are blooming finally here in the North West corner of CT. With the temps in the 70's the past couple days I imagine we are well on our way!

jonica
04-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Groton, CT 06340 6a 4/21/13
Apricot started 4/18. Peach starting to open today. bees visiting dandelion..bringing both tan and orange pollen.
John

dnichols
06-03-2013, 08:45 PM
06778 northwest CT

Black locust a couple days ago - man they are sweet smelling
Blackberry
Daisey
Ragged robin
Tulip popular

JonnyBeeGood
06-04-2013, 05:49 AM
06479 Mid-state CT.
Clover in full bloom

dnichols
06-19-2013, 04:05 PM
Southern Litchfield county
06778 and 06787

Catalpa
Staghorn sumac
Multifora rose - bees are not working it

dnichols
07-09-2013, 12:36 PM
Southern Litchfield county
06778 and 06787

Milkweed - bees working it
Some asters but have not seen bees on it
Clethra should be blooming soon.

JonnyBeeGood
07-22-2013, 10:47 AM
Central Connecticut - 06479
Joe Pye weed starting to bloom

dnichols
07-24-2013, 01:36 PM
Southern Litchfield County
06787 and 06778

Golden Rod has started!

JonnyBeeGood
08-14-2013, 03:14 PM
Japanese Knotweed about to bloom in Plainville, Ct. 06062

Knisely
05-26-2014, 05:46 AM
06511 New Haven, CT
5/24/14
Dutch (lawn) clover. A few dozen blossoms out in my lawn.

nediver
06-01-2014, 06:50 PM
06419
CT
6/1/14

Early Dutch Clover and Dandelions are in FULL swing now

Black Cherry

nediver
06-02-2014, 07:39 AM
06419
CT
6/1/14

Early Dutch Clover and Dandelions are in FULL swing now

Black Cherry

Black Locust

nediver
06-02-2014, 04:16 PM
06419
CT
Tulip Poplar

nediver
06-22-2014, 12:28 AM
06419
Catalpa still in bloom
Linden started few days ago
Salvia
Vetch

nediver
07-02-2014, 07:06 AM
06419
Linden
Sumac
Clover

Knisely
07-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Clethra alnifolia blooming in North Jersey--seen from my truck in Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

nediver
07-27-2014, 07:20 PM
Purple loosestrife
06437

DJhoney
07-28-2014, 06:15 PM
06778 NW Connecticut

Purple Loosestrife beginning

nediver
09-28-2014, 07:23 PM
Asters have been going for a week or two now.

Goldenrod still going.

nediver
09-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Asters have been going for a week or two

Goldenrod still going.

Knot weed as well

Knisely
06-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Basswood (Tilia sp) was being worked at dusk in Long Island City (zip 11101) on 6/10/15--right across from the United Nations building. Nice to see bees in the city.

109651
07-22-2015, 05:23 PM
06013 CT
Creeping Thyme just starting to bloom 7/11/2015
Joe Pye Weed just starting to bloom 7/18/2105
Goldenrod just starting to bloom 7/22/2015

109651
07-27-2015, 09:32 AM
20233

06013 Burlington, CT
Beginning of the Aster bloom 7/25/2015

109651
08-15-2015, 06:20 PM
Burlington Ct 06013
8/15/15 Sedum Autumn Joy

Barry
02-04-2016, 06:27 PM
What is needed:

•zip code, city or county
•date when the plant first bloomed
•name of the plant
•comments - example: if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments

109651
03-03-2016, 08:09 AM
First swamp cabbage pollen 2/28/2016. zip code 06013, Burlington, CT

popejohnpaul2
02-02-2017, 03:49 PM
Maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me today, but I swear I saw red buds on the maple trees 06752 Bridgewater, CT

Knisely
05-24-2017, 06:49 AM
06511
Prunus virginiana (chokecherry) and Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust) are now blooming in New Haven, CT
Melilotus alba (Dutch clover) is beginning as well, but I've not seen my bees on any flowers.
It's predicted to rain intermittently for the next week. I hope the nectar isn't washed out of the flowers.

Knisely
03-12-2018, 08:53 PM
06511
I've got early crocus (C. tommasinianus (or something like that)) and snowdrops blooming in New Haven. The red maple buds are shut tight, but there's a little bit of color showing on the bud scales that seems to indicate that they're swelling and getting ready to pop.

Knisely
04-02-2018, 02:49 AM
06511
Red maple being worked busily.
First blue pollen coming in from Scila sibirica.
Dandelions at the foot of a greenhouse!

logicallycompromised
03-30-2019, 06:08 PM
06234, zone 6a
30mar19
probably skunk cabbage
i suspect skunk cabbage based on the following observations. last week i found a plant while on a vacation a couple zones warmer (7a). what stood out from that sample i collected was the inside of the plant was like one of those puff balls; i.e. it was coated in a soft yellow dusty pollen. well today we hit about 68f and the girls were coming in with a similar color but what stood out is their bodies were covered in the pollen too.

Knisely
04-07-2019, 07:43 PM
This weekend had Scilla, red maple, and dandelions at the south foot of a stone wall. Looks like a few days later than 2018, but barely.