4/14/05 Ilex x meserveae (ornamental holly hybrids)
4/21 Dogwoods (Cornus Florida)in full bloom in the city. Just getting going in the country so this is probably a good average date. Although we are having a very late spring in general so don't let that throw you off.
2/18/11 Bees bringing in pollen, can see some maple trees beginning to bloom. Not sure if maples are the source. When I look at the pollen collected from a bee under a microscope it is football shaped w/ very rounded ends. color is dull yellow/khaki. Bees have been active for three days. This is the first day I have seen pollen coming into the hives. any input?