Backyard Almanac: things are moving "in the direction known as spring"

Mar 5, 2021

Red osier dogwood, Sax-Zim Bog (2017)
Credit Lisa Johnson

One month ago today, the temps took a nose dive to below zero - and stayed there.

Now we've got temps in the 50s forecast; Daylight Saving Time is nine days away; Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury are hanging out in the early-morning eastern sky (and it's clear enough to see them) and even some early migrants are starting to show up.

And in the woods, it's getting a little spring-y there, too.

Alder catkins at Hartley Nature Center
Credit Lisa Johnson