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  1. #41
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    The pollen report for Edmonton is finally predicting detectable pollen levels this week. Cedar, Juniper and Alder.

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/...berta/edmonton

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  3. #42
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    Alder pollen evident on male catkins. Bright yellow, and bees are bringing in bright yellow pollen. Willow pollen is also yellow, so not sure which.
    Alnus tenuifolia or Alnus rugosa I suspect here around the yard.
    First day they have been observed coming in with full pollen baskets. Huzzah!
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  4. #43
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    First blooms on the Snowdrops. Galanthus spp.
    Scilla siberica showing blue ( the only garden plant my honeys go after)
    Chionadoxa showing colour, maybe a day away.
    Snow went from 18" deep on the garden beds to gone in 4 days. Love this warmth.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850 M

  5. #44
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    First dandelion out today. Taraxacum officinale
    South side of the house, but hey, first bloom. Forecast is 25C for today, 27C tomorrow, so general bloom can't be far behind.
    Chionadoxa and Scilla siberica blooms in the garden.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  6. #45
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    Anemone patens, prairie crocus, pasque flower, whatever...first bloom today.
    Crocus spp. blooming in the gardens today.
    Aspens in full bloom here and around the county.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  7. #46
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    Red Maples, Acer rubrum blooming. Bumble bees working them yesterday.
    Manitoba Maples, Box Elder, Acer negundo blooming. Male flowers just popped open today.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  8. #47
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    Balsam Poplar, Populus balsamifera, blooming.
    "There is a balm in Gilead..."
    The smell is unmistakable, and the bright red colour of the pollen clusters, racemes, whatever they are...I think the pollen is yellow.
    Stickies will be dropping everywhere soon. The leaf and flower casings stick to everything. Interesting that the sticky substance is called propolis.Do the bees use it?
    Willow bloom is full on across the county. All pussy willows showing yellow.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M
    Last edited by BDT123; 04-30-2018 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Addition/grammar

  9. #48
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    Choke Cherries, Prunus virginiana, blooming
    Saskatoons, Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia, blooming
    In the garden beds the daffodils are full-on blooming
    Brian
    53N, 115W, EL.850M

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    Twinberry, Bracted Honeysuckle, Lonicera involucrata, blooming today.
    Western Blue Virgin's Bower, Clematis occidentalis, blooming today
    Gooseberries and Red currants, Ribes Spp., blooming throughout the bush.
    Dwarf Trailing Raspberry, Rubus pubescens, blooming.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  11. #50
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    Lowbush Cranberry, Viburnum edule, blooming yesterday.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  12. #51
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    Wild strawberry, Fragraria vesca or virginiana, blooming
    Lilacs, Syringa vulgaris, blooming
    Brian
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  13. #52
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    Bluebells, Mertensia paniculata, blooming today.
    Hawthorn, Cretaegus chrysocarpa, blooming
    Red Osier Dogwood, Cornus stolonifera, blooming
    Wild Black Currant, Ribes americanum, blooming throughout the bush.
    Brian
    53N, 153W, El.850M

  14. #53
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    Wolf Willow, Eleagnus commutata, booming
    Mountain Ash, Sorbus scopulina and americana, blooming
    High Bush Cranberry, Viburnum trilobum, blooming
    Star-flowered False Solomon's Seal, Maianthemum stellatum, blooming
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  15. #54
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    Wild Rose, Rosa aucicularis, first bloom yesterday.
    Early Blue Violet, Viola adunca, blooming since the 26th.
    Canadian Violet, Viola canadensis, blooming since the 24th.
    White Clover, Trifolium repens, started blooming yesterday.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

  16. #55
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    Alder catkins being worked hard by bees on flight days. Alnus crispa
    First snowdrops blooming. Galanthus spp.
    Willows showing first ‘bloom’, we always called them pussywillows. Salix spp.
    Scilla siberica showing blue, no open bloom yet.
    Brian
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Aspens, Populus tremuloides, blooming April 8
    Brian

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    April 14 - first dandelions, outlier for sure, sunny south side of house
    April 15 - hazelnuts blooming, Corylus cornuta
    April 17 - Crocus and Scilla siberica blooming in garden
    Brian

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    Balsam poplar blooming, Populus balsamifera
    Chionadoxa blooming in the garden
    Brian

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    Manitoba Maples blooming, Acer negundo.
    Brian

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    Red maple blooming, Acer rubrum.
    Paper Birch blooming, Betula papyrifera.
    Canadian Buffalo Berry blooming, Shepherdia canadensis.
    Daffodils blooming in the garden.
    Brian
    53N 115W El.850M

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