An Early Spring


Since last Wednesday March 14, the weather in Madison, Wisconsin has been unseasonably warm, with high temperatures around 75F with lows about 60F (compared to a normal hi of 44 and low of 25).  The warmth has brought out the first spring wildflowers about three weeks earlier than average.  The daffodils and forsythia pictured above don’t normally bloom until about April 22; this year they were in bloom on St. Patrick’s Day.


About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist, Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (#0093 SER) and writer living in the Midwestern United States.
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