Monday March 20th is the first day of spring. For the Northeast, spring brings much change to the area. As the Earth increases its tilt as relative to the sun, the length of day also increases which causes a warming of the land. This change causes plant life to spring forth from the ground, giving this lovely season its name. Hibernating and dormant animals emerge from dens and nests, migratory birds move back into their summer homes, and bees start early pollination efforts. This is the time for rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth.
In celebration of the first day of spring, the garden and outdoor adventure teams will be offering some classes to get you in the spring spirit. If adventuring out on your own we have created a list of activities to do to further appreciate this truly magical time of the year.
- Let the sun shine on your face
- Watch bumble bees
- Feel soil in your hands
- Listen to the birds singing
- Look for rainbows after a storm
- Smell the breeze
- Skip stones on open water
- Notice the tree buds about to open
“Behold, my friends, the spring has come; the Earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” —Sitting Bull