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Old 02-21-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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In Central N.C. I have trees budding out, my daffodils are about 8 inches tall, crepe myrtle is showing shoots, it was in the 70's today, dang!! at this rate, I may have to mow the yard before long.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I haven't seen anything (I don't pay attention lol) but I've heard that there's some budding going on around here, so you're not alone. That warm spell may have woke them up.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Seen some snowdrops in Vancouver. That's about it for now.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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My butterfly bushes are coming into leaf! Every year I do a serious pruning, and, every year they grow about as tall as the house. A few years ago I saw my first hummingbird moth, been seeing them ever since, looks like a hummingbird scaled down to 1/3 size. I had to google it to find out what it was.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Thanks for all of the replies... all were interesting. Looks like many are seeing signs of spring.

I did some tree trimming today of some branches and all are obviously getting alot of sap getting into the branches as where I was cutting was very green and moist. The pear trees are getting big buds too.

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I did see my first lady bug this morning in the yard. They've been gone all winter and now the first one has shown up. Is this an indication that Spring has arrived?
Ah, lady bugs, we never lost them, never do. Even in the mid of winter, some ends up in the house. Warm days we are infested with them.

I dread the big spiders coming out. We live on the edge of woods and have a big issue with those "wolf" spiders. Harmless, but those things freak me out big time. They normally end up in our guest bedroom (which is the room I like to sleep in) and our adjacent downstairs bathroom. Its only a matter of time.... I have already seen one out in the driveway the other day!

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Yep...I noticed this past weekend that some of the trees are trying to bud out, and the Easter lillies, and some other Spring flowers are coming out of the ground.
We are in Southeastern TN.
Yeah, southeast Tennessee has been in the really warm mode too havent you? You are all are even normally warmer than us up here in northeast Tennessee. I hope it all dont get frozen out.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Ah, lady bugs, we never lost them, never do. Even in the mid of winter, some ends up in the house. Warm days we are infested with them.


That sounds more like Asian Lady Beetles. Are they orange?
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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That sounds more like Asian Lady Beetles. Are they orange?
Yes!!! They are more of an orange color than a red color. I thought they were lady bugs. We have them year round! So pesky. There was actually one just flew on my shirt... earlier, one was going up my pants leg. I think they do it deliberately just to annoy me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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We had ONE snowdrop crocus here in SE Pa. show a bud a few days ago, so they're running late this year. We need a few more days of 50 degree weather or so. We had a few days of really warm weather then really cold weather now just about average weather.
After a few inches of snow earler this week now we're expecting rain. We saw a bluebird couple checking out or nest box several days ago but they've moved on.
When I start seeing flocks of geese heading north I'll know spring is on the way. So far I haven't.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Well, I'll report back late April/early May! Still have over a foot of snow in my yard!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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The saucer magnolias here are in full bloom, and the red maples are flowering. My daffodils are also in full bloom.
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