On campus today, I saw that the Scilla (of the hyacinth family) were blooming.
The weather is still fluctuating, we are getting a lot of precipitation (April showers) and it is still pretty dreary. The colorful blooms and the return of brightly colored birds can certainly cheer us up though!
The first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been reported in Pennsylvania this week. See their progression northward at http://hummingbirds.net/map.html.
|Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Photo by John Wasilosky)|