Wednesday, March 31, 2010

march 2010 phenological events

March 2010

1st river levels rise
due to 20+" snowfall
16th skunk cabbage opens
22nd first thunder storm
24th phoebe returns
26th start lettuce and tomato seeds
28th wood thrush returns

compare with;

March 2009

1st- start pepper seeds
3rd- titmice and chickadees sing
5th - start broccoli seeds
12th - insects & snowdrops up
14th - woodthrush arrives
18th - phoebe arrives

and March of 2008

1st - snow storm
6th - wood thrush
20th- fox sparrow
26th- eastern phoebe
27th- pepper seed germinates
28th- planted tomato seed
31st- garden bonfire

yep. March is for phoebes, and tomato seeds! So I can say it is a good idea to start my tomato seeds when I see the first phoebe return.

Monday, March 01, 2010


I want to spend the day with Clara. There is always so much to learn.

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