Signs of spring

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Buds of spicebush (Lindera benzoin) will be among the first to open in spring. Throughout the winter they tantalize. Spicebush is easy to grow and is quite common in wet places throughout our area.

It’s cold outside, but signs of spring are everywhere, and by the middle of next week, the thermometer should be back up in the 50s. Despite the cold, get outside to view the skunk cabbage and spicebush buds and perhaps to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. It’s on all weekend!

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