Backyard Almanac: is it just me or did the world change overnight?

May 22, 2020

Baby painted turtle
Credit Billtacular/Flickr

It might be you, too, but the world really did change overnight.

Our high temperature yesterday of 73° yesterday - the first time above 70° since October 9 - broke our seven-month fast from warm temperatures.

Now all of a sudden trees are leafing, baby turtles are moving, wild plum and juneberry bushes are awash in blossoms ... and the blackflies are out.