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    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

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    No zipcode.. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.. mayday tree started blooming today. Dandelions have been out for a week or so.

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    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
    Regards, Barry

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    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.

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    Barrhead County, Near Busby, Alberta
    Observed bees bringing in yellow pollen on April 9, 2017
    Pussy willows are out

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    First dandelion today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDT123 View Post
    First dandelion today!
    Wow. Your dandelions are tough! How long since last frost?

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    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.

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    Scilla siberica blooming the last 3 days. Snow didn't kill 'em

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    First crocus blooming today

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    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!
    Brian
    53N, 115 W
    Last edited by BDT123; 04-27-2017 at 07:42 PM. Reason: Further thoughts

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    Balsam Poplar, Populus balsamifera, blooming now
    Brian
    53N, 115W

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    Pasque flower, Prairie crocus, Anemone pulsatilla. First bloom today! Many coming on!
    Brian
    53N, 115 W

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    Dandelions
    Edmonton, Alberta

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    Hazelnut, Corylus cornuta
    Soopalalie / soap berry, Shepherdia canadensis
    In the garden, grape hyacinth, Muscari sp.
    Brian
    53N, 115W

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    Wild black currents and gooseberries, Ribes sp., are blooming throughout the bush here now.
    Last edited by Barry; 05-16-2017 at 06:16 AM.

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    Manitoba Maples blooming. Acer negundo.
    53N, 115 W

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    Twinberry, Bracted Honeysuckle, blooming throughout the bush. Lonicera involucrata.
    53N, 115W

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    Birches, Betula sp, and Alders, Alnus crispa blooming for several days throughout the bush.
    53N, 115W, El. 850M

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    Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana, blooming today.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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