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Signs of spring (?)

Last night, we were having another one of those incredible dust storms that have been blowing in this spring (and which may be decimating the spring snowpack). This morning, I woke up to this: I was happy to see it – it will melt by the end of the day, and will keep the soil…

Flowering aspen

I’ve been watching an aspen in my front yard this spring, and sending data to the National Phenology Network. (That’s phenology, the study of recurring plant and animals phases, not phrenology.) We’ve had warm weather, cold weather, and windy weather, and blooming violets, crocuses, and dwarf irises, but the aspens haven’t done much. Until now.…

Spring meme!

Spring has sprung in the geoblogosphere! In Virginia, Callan has been hiking on the Billy Goat Trail. In Colorado, Geology Happens has crocuses. And spring fever has even hit the New York Times – Andy Revkin is posting Youtube videos of Pete Seeger singing about maple syrup. Hey, I can play, too. Look – I’ve…

Signs of spring

I know it doesn’t feel like spring on the East Coast of the US, what with the big snow day yesterday. But it’s been in the 60′s here for the past three days, and in the 50′s before that. At my elevation (6800 feet), the snow is gone except in the shade and on north-facing…