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shoefly
03-30-2005, 08:18 PM
Des Plaines, IL 60016-3810

3/20/2005 Witch Hazel, Crokus, Silver maple
3/29/2005 Siberian squill

Drifter
05-01-2005, 02:27 PM
Black Berrys are about to pop blooms here now . If get a couple of warm days it sure would help but forecast is still for cool weather .

Drifter

Stronghurst , Illinois

Drifter
05-11-2005, 06:07 PM
Black Locust is now open about in full bloom and black berrys are starting to open as well . West Central Illinois . Time to start slapping on supers !!!!!!!!!

Drifter

Hill's Hivery
07-13-2005, 07:04 PM
Soybeans - July 5, 2005

Hill's Hivery
09-03-2007, 08:07 PM
Goldenrod...

Been up for a week or more without any signs of blooms. (Too darn dry!)
Saw some today that is just starting to open up!

Barry
04-06-2008, 01:19 PM
crocus
April 6, 2008
60185

Barry
04-21-2008, 04:48 PM
Dandelion
4/21/08
60185

Barry
04-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Elm tree
4/23/08
60185

Barry
06-07-2008, 08:39 PM
Dutch (white) clover
5/30/08
60185

Barry
08-17-2008, 03:44 PM
Goldenrod
8/17/2008
60185

Roadstar
03-17-2011, 04:45 PM
3/17 in Central Illinois:

Star Magnolia are showing a few blooms
Hard Maples are busting out
Flowering Quince is showing a few leaves
Lilac is leafing out

After a high of 83 today, things are busting out all over! :)

jslo722
03-20-2011, 12:24 PM
crocus

60103

03/19/11

jslo722
04-09-2011, 01:07 PM
60103
Daffodil
4/9/2010

Barry
04-09-2011, 01:10 PM
Elm tree
4/9/11
60185

Barry
04-09-2011, 01:26 PM
Bradford Pear
4/10/2011
60185

Barry
04-09-2011, 01:28 PM
crocus
4/2/2011
60185

Barry
04-25-2011, 03:39 PM
4/23/11
dandelion
60185

dixie1
05-08-2011, 05:10 PM
62234 (Illinois - about 15 miles east of st louis mo)
may 8
black locust tree
have not seen the bees working the blooms yet, but i'm sure they'll be there very soon...have been looking for these blooms for a couple of weeks and just noticed them today.....lots of black locust in this location....

dixie

Roadstar
05-14-2011, 03:55 PM
The Tulip Poplar trees are in full bloom, as are Locust. Honeysuckle has been blooming for about a week now. Location: Illinois, about 23 miles east of St. Louis, MO.

mrqb
03-16-2012, 07:11 PM
maples, willows, dandelions, and a whole aray of wildflowers last couple days

oblib
03-18-2012, 07:02 AM
62420 IL
zone 6a
Maples, also dandelions on the south sides of buildings.
3/17

oblib
03-18-2012, 09:21 AM
Just drove by some cherries that are also in full bloom. I seldom drive by that spot so not sure how long they been open.

62420

DLMKA
03-19-2012, 11:21 AM
Noticed redbud are opening this morning. Bradford pear are in full bloom and have been since Saturday. Magnolia were blooming late last week and the feral bees around me found them by Saturday morning. My backyard apple tree will probably bloom in the next 2-3 days. 61611

schmism
03-24-2012, 11:12 AM
3/20 Daffodils, Magnolia

3/22 First dandellion

3/24 Cherry (like eating kind) tree is blooming

61604
Peoria IL

Roadstar
04-07-2012, 04:59 AM
Locust is in bloom in West Central Illinois............and the bees are happy. Tulip Popular won't be far behind.

Sherman
06-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Linden (basswood) started in Northern Illinois, should be full bloom in another day or two.

--Sherman

schmism
04-14-2013, 10:08 AM
61604 Peoria IL

The first Dandelions and daffodils bloomed fri 4-12

schmism
04-22-2014, 11:51 AM
4/21/14
Peoria IL
dandelion tulip magnolia

Barry
04-25-2014, 02:13 PM
4/23/14
Dandelions
DuPage County, IL
60185

Barry
04-25-2014, 02:18 PM
4/25/14
Bradford Pear
West Chicago, IL
60185

Barry
04-25-2014, 02:20 PM
4/19/14
Elm
West Chicago, IL
60185

Firerescue
05-10-2014, 07:11 AM
White clover, Greenville Illinois.62246.

GOHoney
05-22-2014, 05:40 PM
61485.
Black locust,
Honeysuckle,
Autumn olive
Raspberries
as well as a lot of trees yet.
05/22/14

jranderson
08-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Goldenrod
8/31/14
Central Illinois

It looks to be just starting to bloom or soon to bloom

Levi's Bees
03-14-2015, 09:08 PM
zipcode 62035
first bloom march 12, 2015
name of plant crocus

Harley Craig
03-17-2015, 08:13 AM
3-15-15 Central IL zip 62420 Maples.

schmism
04-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Peoria IL 61604
4/13/15 -
first dandilions-
tulip magnolia starts blooming
4/17/15 - cherry tree blooming

Barry
02-04-2016, 06:32 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

Geno
02-17-2016, 08:14 AM
3/12/15
Crocus
62960

Geno
02-17-2016, 08:15 AM
4/10/15
Redbud
62960

Geno
02-17-2016, 08:16 AM
4/15/15
Crimson Clover - planted in fall 2014.
62960

Geno
02-20-2016, 08:44 AM
Snowdrops
2/10/16
62960

Geno
02-25-2016, 08:46 AM
Crocus
2/25/16 - one small bloom, earliest seen in 27 years.
62960

Geno
03-07-2016, 05:03 AM
Maple
2/27/2016
62960

Geno
03-07-2016, 05:04 AM
Henbit
3/6/2016
62960

Phesic
03-08-2016, 09:26 AM
Maple
3/7/16
61523

Phesic
03-14-2016, 12:20 PM
Maple
3/7/16
61523

Crocus 3/11/16

Cmalta
03-15-2016, 08:55 AM
Crocus
3/10/16
60417

Bees bringing in pollen, light yellow in color. Maple tree or Willow.

Phesic
03-18-2016, 04:27 PM
Maple - 3/17/16
Crocus - 3/11/16
Vinca (Periwinkle) - 3/11/16
Daffodil - 3/16/16

Barry
03-23-2016, 10:10 AM
Forsythia and Pussy willow
3/18/16
60185

Eikel
03-23-2016, 10:56 AM
Peach and tulip trees 3-20-16 Apple and cherry "budding up"

Phesic
03-23-2016, 01:17 PM
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Maple - 3/17/16
Crocus - 3/11/16
Vinca (Periwinkle) - 3/11/16
Daffodil - 3/16/16
Weeping Willow - 3-23-16
Cytisus scoparius (Scotch Broom) - 3-23-16

Eikel
03-23-2016, 05:16 PM
red buds 3-23-16

schmism
03-30-2016, 08:20 PM
Peoria IL 61604
dandelions 3-30-16

Phesic
03-31-2016, 08:46 AM
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Maple - 3/17/16
Crocus - 3/11/16
Vinca (Periwinkle) - 3/11/16
Daffodil - 3/16/16
Weeping Willow - 3-23-16
Cytisus scoparius (Scotch Broom) - 3-23-16
Dandelions! 3-30-16
Cherry 3-31-16 (might be crabapple too... bark looks smooth like a cherry however)

Phesic
04-04-2016, 03:04 PM
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Maple - 3/17/16
Crocus - 3/11/16
Vinca (Periwinkle) - 3/11/16
Daffodil - 3/16/16
Weeping Willow - 3-23-16
Cytisus scoparius (Scotch Broom) - 3-23-16
Dandelions! 3-30-16
Cherry 3-31-16 (might be crabapple too... bark looks smooth like a cherry however)
Pear 4-3-16

Phesic
04-06-2016, 12:10 PM
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Maple - 3/17/16
Crocus - 3/11/16
Vinca (Periwinkle) - 3/11/16
Daffodil - 3/16/16
Weeping Willow - 3-23-16
Cytisus scoparius (Scotch Broom) - 3-23-16
Dandelions! 3-30-16
Cherry 3-31-16 (might be crabapple too... bark looks smooth like a cherry however)
Pear 4-3-16
Chinese Elm 4-6-15

Barry
04-11-2016, 12:41 PM
West Chicago, 60185
April 11, 2016
Dandelion

Geno
05-24-2016, 07:31 AM
62960
5/20/16
Bees working Blackberry, Raspberry and Holly.

WD9N
03-24-2017, 08:00 PM
3/24/17
I noticed a pear tree that is starting to bloom out and dandelion in Fayette Cty.

AR1
04-01-2017, 05:55 PM
First dandelion flower of the season spotted in Winnebago county, in a very warm, sheltered location.
This is about 90 minutes drive straight west of Chicago. Daffodils still a few days away from popping. Peach and apple tree buds showing a hint of green leaf.

AR1
04-03-2017, 12:33 PM
Ogle county, that is N IL. First dandelion spotted in my back yard, and also first open daffodil today. Willow trees are showing green but leaves not fully open.

schmism
04-04-2017, 10:24 PM
Peoria IL 61604

First dandelions in sunny south faceing slopes, 4/1/2017

regular dandelions in most yards/road sides 4/4/17

AR1
04-07-2017, 11:15 PM
Today, spotted some flowering bushes from the car, I think they are wild plum. Dandelions are thick in sunny, sheltered areas, and a few here and there everywhere. Stood and watched a while, not one bee lit.
Ogle County, N Illinois.

AR1
04-10-2017, 08:29 PM
Forsythia blooming in Ogle County.

AR1
04-11-2017, 04:06 PM
Saw violets, henbit (I think that's what it is called, low ground cover with purple flowers, smells minty) and willows are all blooming today. Tulips tomorrow or next day looks like. Apples are leafing out.
Ogle county, Northern Illinois.

AR1
04-12-2017, 03:18 PM
Domestic plum, strawberry, first blooms yesterday, and wild plum is starting to get rolling, lots more blooms but not full bloom yet.

Peaches look to be one to two days out.

Thomas Frazier
05-15-2017, 07:40 AM
Wild black cherry and chokecherry. McHenry County, right along the Wisconsin border. Our woods are full of 'em.

AR1
05-15-2017, 07:20 PM
Wild raspberry too, saw flowers this morning.

cpekarek
03-03-2018, 12:09 PM
The bees are bringing in maple pollen 20 miles west of Chicago.

hickorynut
04-14-2018, 02:28 PM
pollen coming here also, and Blue Scylla is blooming, bees are all over it. Lockport IL.

AR1
05-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Peaches today, strawberries yesterday, dandelions all over now. They were very thin until last week.
Northern Il, Ogle Cty, 61010 zip.

AR1
04-22-2019, 02:56 PM
First dandelion, 4/21/19. Ogle county, northern Illinois, 61010. Late this year, last year was 4/3/18.

Phesic
04-22-2019, 03:52 PM
Peoria IL
White pollen (likely maple) coming in 4-6-19
Violets blooming 4-20-19
Dandelions blooming everywhere 4-21-19

dpula2
06-20-2019, 10:48 AM
60462, Orland Park, IL
June 17,
Basswood/ Linden

AR1
03-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Today, maple is blooming. No idea which species. N. Illinois, Ogle county.
Bees are flying in 50s degree weather, bringing in light yellow and also grey pollen in small amounts.

AR1
03-28-2020, 12:23 PM
Crocus 3/28 2020.
Byron Il, 61010.

AR1
03-31-2020, 08:07 PM
Willow in flower.
Byron Il, 61010.

AR1
04-02-2020, 03:00 PM
First daffodil 4/2/20. One day off from 2017.
Byron, N. Il 61010