Thursday, January 17, 2013

Springing Ahead

Touching upon my recent passion for biking the rail trail and photographing wild flowers, I just read a new release via EurekaAlert!

The title, In the Eastern US, spring flowers keep pace with warming climate, says it all.
MADISON – Using the meticulous phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have demonstrated that native plants in the eastern United States are flowering as much as a month earlier in response to a warming climate.
Here's an additional link: An early sign of spring, earlier than ever.

Last year's wildflower pictures started in early April.  I'll b sure to venture out earlier to confirm this trend.

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