Apr 8 Aspen trees started blooming, noticed pollen for the first time.
Apr 9 saw some yellow pollen coming in, so the crocus must have started blooming.
Apr 10 first poplar trees starting to bloom.
Maples starting to bud, and tulips staring to push through the dirt
Brazeau County, near Drayton Valley, Alberta
Bees started bringing in bright yellow pollen on March 29th.
Walked back in the bush and the aspens are blooming and some pussy willows are out.
Very early for West central AB.
The first snowdrops (Gallanthus sp.) are blooming now too.
Frost almost every night! This one is on the south side of the house, but lots of 'greens' showing in the road easements. Coming fast.
Yes, everything up here is tough! Or it doesn't make it, lol.
We have more snow coming for Easter, but all the crocus and winter aconite are up and most of the snowdrops (Gallanthus) are blooming. Sweet!
As in previous post, bees are working mostly willow (Salix) and Aspen (Populous tremuloides)
AR1 - I used to kill dandelions, til I had bees! Now I think I don't want a lawn, maybe a meadow instead.
Chionadoxa blooming. High today was +6C, about 43F. First buds on the Winter aconites, Eranthis hyemalis. Showing yellow, anyway.
The Gallanthus, Snowdrops, have toughed out 3 snowfalls since they started blooming. Tough little beggars.
The species crocus have also done the same. Amazing.
Prairie crocus, Anemone pulsatilla, are bursting up, all covered in fur! Should bloom in a week. Will post when they do!
53N, 115 W
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